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from the editor By Jeff Perlman, Editor

It’s September


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ut of all the months of the year, I have to say that September is my least favorite. By this time, I’m pretty much over the heat and rain and I’m tired of keeping an eye on the tropics. But as we learn in this edition of Atlantic Ave Magazine, September is actually a pretty busy month and has been throughout the 104 year history of Delray which was officially incorporated in September 1911. We take a look at Septembers past and current and also take the temperature on Atlantic Ave real estate which has heated up considerably this year. I’d like to take a moment to thank two long time contributors to Delray who are transitioning to their next chapters in life. Officer Jeff Messer retired last month after 30 years of service to the Delray Beach Police Department. Jeff enjoyed a great career capped by a long stint as the department’s public information officer. That role allowed Jeff to showcase his interpersonal skills and his great ability to get along with the public and to showcase the department, which is a terrific organization. Jeff was part of a great cadre of officers who started their careers in the 80s and led a renaissance that gave us modern day Delray. The Police Department is an unsung hero of Delray’s revitalization, cleaning up neighborhoods and the avenue and making it safe for the downtown to thrive. A fundamental lesson is that you can’t have renewal if people don’t feel it’s safe to visit and invest. Jeff Messer and many of the great officers from that era are beginning to cycle out and retire. Many are already gone. Here’s hoping that we don’t forget where we came from. I’m confident we won’t because Chief Jeff Goldman was there during that era. We wish Jeff Messer a happy retirement and thank him for a job well done. We also like to send our thanks to Michael Greene, who recently accepted a COO position for a medical group in Boca. Michael will step down as chairman of the Education Committee at the Delray Chamber to concentrate on his new duties. He has been a passionate champion for local schools and children and plans to remain involved. His leadership and insights have been invaluable. Speaking of invaluable, filming movies in your city can be hugely valuable for the reputation of a locale. Way back when I was mayor, Delray was the backdrop for “In Her Shoes”, “CSI Miami” and the “Bad Boys II” and the attention and international media was fantastic. In coming months, we’ll tell you more about “The Big Frozen Gumshoe” a new movie filmed in Delray by a lot of Delray locals including my friend Shelby Halberg. Until then, shop local, stay cool and enjoy September on the ave. Jeff Perlman, Editor













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Samantha L. Johnsen who has been living in the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach for the past 18 years. She has a vast knowledge of South Florida from Broward County to North Palm Beach. With marketing, sales and fund raising experience Samantha is able to match the perfect home with the perfect person.

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Debby Goldwasser was born in Chicago, IL but her family relocated to Lighthouse Point where she attended Pompano High, Pine Crest Preparatory, in Ft. Lauderdale, FSU and FAU, earning degrees and certification in gifted math and science education. Originally a teacher she turned to her passion, real estate. Now living in downtown Delray, Debby offers knowledge, manners, friendliness, efficiency and a great work ethic. To reach Debby, 561-33-4731 or email her at

Delray Beach 10th Annual Project Holiday

July 4th 2015 Celebration featured Delray Beach’s First Patriotic Golf Cart Decorating Contest, hosted by Exhilaride Golf Cart Rentals. The event raised $400 for the Delray Beach 10th Annual Project Holiday which benefits our troops currently serving overseas. The winners were 1st Place – Widiger Family, Boca Raton, 2nd Place – Putt’n Around Mini-Golf, Delray Beach and 3rd Place – Patti Smead Realty, Delray Beach. Project Holiday will kick off on November 3rd and go through December 4th. Donation boxes will be placed throughout the City of Delray Beach, including City Hall, Delray Golf Club, Tennis Center and Chamber of Commerce, as well as locations in Boca Raton.

Sgt. First Class John Castro, US Army, Kimberly Wynn, Deputy City Clerk (son just entered the Air Force and will be a future recipient), Delores Rangel, Executive Secretary to the City Commission and CoFounder Project Holiday, David Freeburn, Co-Owner Exhilaride.

• Some suggested donations include;• Hand sanitizer • Hard candy, non-perishable foods, fruit cups etc. • Sun block • Lip balm • Baby wipes (no bigger than 2 ½” wide packages) • Purell hand sanitizer & Eye drops • Hand lotion • Batteries (AA or AAA) • Foot powder (Blue) • Deodorant • Toothpaste • Socks (white or black knee-hi) • Soap, Shampoo & razors Packing will be held on Sunday, December 6th starting at 8 a.m. at The Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave, Delray continued page 10

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An Extraordinary Concert Event Will Merge Three Cultures Into One Musical Celebration! “Harmony without Borders” is September 19th in the Crest Theatre

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More than 60 young musicians from three countries will appear in one orchestral celebration, “Harmony without Borders” on Saturday September 19th. The concert, which will play the Crest Theatre, is presented by the Imagina Children’s Foundation in partnership with Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. There are two opportunities to see this performance on Saturday, September 19th. (1) 2 p.m. rehearsal – Parents are encouraged to bring their children for a complimentary viewing of the concert. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Delray Center for the Arts is also reaching out to Delray Beach-based organizations serving youth, such as the Milagro Center and the Hispano Latino Cultural Alliance as well as the Delray Beach Teen Center and Pompey Park. (2) 7 p.m. performance - Tickets for reserved seating are $25, $48 and $65 (VIP) and are available at or by calling the Box Office at 561-243-7922, ext. 1. “Harmony without Borders” is a groundbreaking, five-day cultural program (September 16-20) for young musicians, ages

8-18, from three countries who have been selected to represent their respective home orchestras. They will come together to perform as one orchestra, playing concerts in Miami and Delray Beach. The Delray Beach concert (running one hour and 15 minutes) will include classical symphonic music written by Mexican and internationally known composers. Through this program, the organizers want to offer an international cultural experience, build bridges through music – one note at a time, create opportunities for growth and development and merge three cultures into one musical celebration. The participants include 30 children with the Imagina Symphonic Orchestra (http://, who will travel here from Leon, Mexico; 24 children from Miami-based Siman Orchestral Foundation (, and 10 children with the Pequeñas Huellas cultural project (, who will travel all the way from Torino Italy.

Girls’ Night Out Raises Funds to Support Achievement Centers

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Gather your girlfriends for an elegant evening of luxury at the 4th Annual Indulgence on Thursday, September 24th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Vintage Gymnasium at Old School Square. This glamorous gathering welcomes VIPs at 6 p.m. for a champagne reception followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres for all. Amidst a chic backdrop guests will enjoy exclusive shopping and complimentary pampering services including mini massages and reflexology to intuitive readings. Coined as guilt-free girls’ night, event proceeds support the life changing opportunities and services offered continued page 12

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at the Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) for our local community facing the effects of poverty. “We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support we continue to receive from our loyal sponsors, vendors and community partners. The success of this event is a result of their time, dedication and generosity.” stated Achievement Centers CEO, Stephanie Seibel. Tickets are $100 for 6 p.m. VIP access and $75 for general admission, with all funds benefiting ACCF, a community-based social service organization with a rich 45 year history of providing childcare and after school programs to almost 1,000 of Palm Beach County’s most economically disadvantaged children and their families. Attendees will leave this night of fabulous indulgence feeling pampered and rejuvenated, all in the name of a good cause working to enrich Delray Beach’s local community. For more information and to purchase tickets call Emma-Jane Ramsey at (561) 266-0003 or visit

Knights Of Columbus Food Drive

The Knights of Columbus is having a food drive for the C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Pantry which has a location at 141 S.W. 12th Avenue in Delray Beach. The January 2015 food drive raised over 5,000 lbs. of food. Knights of Columbus #13338 Food Drive

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(Non-Perishable Food) Dates: September 26-27, 2015 Where: Emmanuel Catholic Church, 15700 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach, FL 33484 - 561496-2480 Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday September 26th. and 7:30 am to noon on Sunday September 27th.

Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas To Host Thursday Fun-Raiser

Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, today announced that the popular, Key West-style get-away will be hosting this season’s first THURSDAY FUN-RAISER next month: September 17 for the PLUMOSA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. The unique learning environment at Plumosa School of the Arts in Delray Beach provides K-8 students with the opportunity to imagine, explore, create, and reach their potential in academics, dual language, the arts, and S.T.A.R. citizenship. The food at this Thursday Fun-Raiser will be from Papa’s Tapas in Delray Beach. For more information about the benefitting nonprofit organization, please visit Elementary_School. All of the THURSDAY FUN-RAISERS are open to the public, and will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the hotel’s popular Tiki Bar. Ad-

mission to each event is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Attendees will each receive one free drink ticket good for beer, wine or soft drinks; additional drinks will be available at happy hour prices. Crane’s will also provide an array of amazing hors d’oeuvres and tasty treats from leading local restaurants, and live music will be performed. Crane’s is located at 82 Gleason Street in Delray Beach, just one block south of Atlantic Avenue and one block west of the Atlantic Ocean. For more information about these FunRaisers, check out www.cranesbeachhouse. com. RSVPs for this event can be made at www.

Delray Bash

Presented by Bombay Sapphire, Columbia Winery and New Amsterdam Vodka October 3, 2015, 7-9:30pm at Old School Square Park $50 for unlimited sampling of food, wine, beer and spirits For tickets and to see participating restaurants: continued page 14 | September 2015 13

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Renee Sizemore Of Blondies Hair Studio Is Back In Town

If you’re one of her clients and were looking for her, she’s back from Houston. She will be working at In the Grove Hair Studio. She’s very anxious to meet and greet her old clients and new clients. Give her a call. In the Grove Hair Studio is located at 215 NE 1st Avenue in Pineapple Grove. Renee’s phone is 713 252-2060.

Delray’s History to Be Captured on Canvas

the project as well. The Historical Society and the Delray Beach Preservation Trust have identified 60 to 70 significant locations to be captured on canvas in an effort to piece together the city’s 100-year history and raise awareness of the historical significance of these locations. This wonderful and fascinating art exhibit, called “Nostalgic Delray,” will open in mid November at the Historical Society, 3 Northeast First St., with a Preview Party.Tickets will go on sale early October. Look for dates and further details about the “Nostalgic Delray” Preview Party and the Art History Exhibit! 561.274.9578 or: www.

$5000 Bequeathed to Delray Beach Rotary by long time member Howard Lipofsky.

The Delray Beach Historical Society is partnering with the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach County to capture the unique history and the nostalgic essence of what makes Delray Beach unique. Starting in September, you will see easels set up throughout Delray Beach outside some of our most iconic and treasured homes, cottages, buildings, landmarks and locations. Several historic homeowners are being contacted to participate in

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Mr. Thomas Coyne handing over check for $5,000 to Ms. Candace Etzler, President of Rotary Club of Delray Beach

The Rotary Club of Delray Beach will donate $5,000 to the International Rotary program, Eliminate Polio Now, thanks to the very

generous and thoughtful gift in the Last Will and Testament of Mr. Howard Lipofsky. According to Ms. Candace Etzler, President of the Rotary Club of Delray Beach, “Howard was a past District Governor of Rotary International and a life long active member. He enjoyed his winters here in Delray Beach and wanted to contribute to Rotary International’s mission to free the world from Polio.” Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, please contact us. The Delray Beach Rotary Club has a lunch meeting every Tuesday at 12:15PM at the Delray Beach Public Library at 100 West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach . “Join us to help our community, both locally and internationally”, says Ms. Candace Etzler, President of the Rotary Club of Delray Beach. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians who are members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries. For more information, visit continued page 16 | September 2015 15

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JFS Receives $10,000 Grant From BJ’s Charitable Foundation To Help Fight Hunger In South Palm Beach County

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) is grateful to have received a generous $10,000 grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation. The grant will support the JFS Meals on Wheels program and the Jacobson Family Food Pantry, which help address the crisis of food insecurity in our community through providing nutritious food to struggling seniors, families and children in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach. For over 35 years JFS has served community members who are experiencing financial setbacks, homebound elderly living on meager incomes, and poverty stricken families with hungry children. JFS provides 2 bags of nutritious food every other week, including fresh produce and bread, delivered right to their doors. The Jacobson Family Food Pantry allows recipients to choose their items including fresh milk and chicken. 80% of our clients are seniors and JFS has identified that, in some cases, providing bags of food is not enough. Many do not have the ability to prepare food due to functional limitations or health problems. In response to this, in 2013, JFS implemented the JFS Meals on Wheels Program to deliver prepared meals to homebound, frail and disabled seniors. “The BJ’s Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofits that focus on alleviating the burden of hunger to local individuals and families in our communities,” said Kyle Heine, general manager of the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Boynton Beach. BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve. For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit, For more information about JFS call 561852-3333. Learn more at

World Premiere Of Specially Designed Marshall & Ogletree Opus 11 Digital Organ

Alex Dreyfoos and George Mergens

Judith Mitchell, CEO of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, has announced that in January, 2016, the Center will receive a $5 million gift previously pledged from arts philanthropist Alexander W. Dreyfoos, who was instrumental in the creation of the Kravis Center. Mr. Dreyfoos requested that $1.5 million of the total gift be allocated to a custom-designed Marshall & Ogletree Opus 11 Digital Organ in honor of his late business partner and longtime friend, George W. Mergens. Marshall & Ogletree, renowned organ builders, have started working on the unique design, with the installation beginning this summer. “We are incredibly grateful to Alex Dreyfoos, our Founding Chair, for his continued support of the Kravis Center,” said Ms. Mitchell. “Alex was instrumental in bringing the Center to fruition and has continued to have a meaningful impact on the Center ever since. The Marshall & Olgetree Opus 11 Digital Organ, will be used for performances in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall as well as the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse and will also be available for use by students and professionals. To celebrate the organ’s installation and completion, the spring-time event, “World Premiere of the Opus 11,” will feature internationally acclaimed organist Cameron Carpenter. The first organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album, Carpenter will perform with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Tickets to the performance will be available to donors when the Kravis Center’s 2015-2016 season is announced late July and to the general public on October 3rd. continued page 18 | September 2015 17

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Glam-A-Thon To Host Ultra-Chic 2015 Lipstick Lounge

Night of fashion &luxury to raise funds for South Florida women battling breast cancer Glam-A-THON™ is thrilled to announce the 2015 Lipstick Lounge, the cheekiest event of the season, will be returning to The Gallery of Amazing Things on Friday, September 18th from 8p.m. to 11p.m. There will be an exclusive VIP reception from 7p.m. to 8p.m. to honor this year’s Glammys for their philanthropic contributions to the community. At 8p.m. the doors will open to the main event and invite South Florida tastemakers to experience the best in cocktails, confections, cosmetics, couture and cuisine. DJ Hana will pump up the excitement, while guests mix and mingle with the area’s hottest influencers and community trailblazers. Fashionistas will be wowed with the collection launch of celebrity jewelry designer, Josette Redwolf. Shireen Sandoval, who will be dazzling in the designer baubles, will host the ultra-chic affair. Glam-A-THON is a breast cancer nonprofit dedicated to helping women in the South Florida community. The nonprofit was founded by Tammy Gail, a 10-year breast cancer survivor who launched the organization in an effort to pay it forward. All funds raised through Glam-A-THON™ benefit the Broward Health Foundation and help local women in the Broward County community battling breast cancer. Tickets are $65 in advance, $85 at the door, and can be purchased online at

Dinosaurs “Move In” To Science Center This Fall

“Dinosaurs Around the World” features more than a dozen LIFE-SIZE and LIFE-LIKE animatronic dinosaurs!! Those trembling ripples in your glass of water on November 1 presumably won’t be chalked up to an earthquake or sonic boom, according to experts at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. They maintain it’s likely they’re coming from a pack of dinosaurs – stomping into the West Palm Beach venue from November 1, 2015. Given the recent success of “Jurassic World,” which is on track to be the third highest grossing film at the box office worldwide in history, “Dinosaurs Around the World” exhibition, which is decontinued page 20

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signed like a prehistoric zoo, is going to attract visitors from near and far. The life-like replicas will roar, swing their tails and scratch their claws to the delight of guests of all ages from November 1 April 16, 2016. According to Science Center CEO Lew Crampton, “This is the biggest, most realistic dinosaur exhibit around. We are incredibly excited, as these dinosaurs are as true to life as science can make them.” In addition to the traveling exhibit, the Science Center features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall, Pre-K focused “Discovery Center” and an interactive Everglades exhibit. All exhibits will be on display during “Dinosaurs Around the World’s” special showing. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium; 4801 Dreher Trail North; West Palm Beach, FL 33405 is open daily from November 1, 2015 – April 16, 2016. Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat & Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Excluding certain holidays) visit or call 561-832-1988. Admission will be $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children aged 3 to 12, $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older, and children under 3 are free. Planetarium shows and miniature golf are not included in general admission pricing.

Caffe Luna Rosa Serves More than 800 Visitors During Annual Tastemakers Culinary Tour

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Two-night Delray Beach Event Featured 18 Restaurants More than 800 guests, all taking part in Delray Beach’s annual Tastemakers culinary tour, stopped by Caffé Luna Rosa during the two-night event on August 5-6. “Tastemakers was great again this year and we were pleased to once again be a part of it,” said Bonnie Beer, the restaurant’s managing partner and a member of the board of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, which organizes the event. Tastemaker participants each paid $30 for a passport enabling them to sample food and a paired wine at each of the 18 participating restaurants. This year two neighboring restaurants along State Road A1A joined Caffe Luna Rosa for the event. At Caffe Luna Rosa, guests sampled Executive Chef Ernesto DeBlasi’s Florida Lobster & Crab Bisque, freshly made with sizable chunks of lobster and crab. It was paired for the event with a sampling of Rudi Wiest Hooked Riesling. People who still have their passports can also visit Caffe Luna Rosa any time before Sept. 30 and receive a free bottle of house-selected wine with any two entrees or two bottles of house-selected wine with four entrees. This year, one dollar for each passport sold went to support Delray Beach’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

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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 September for $50 or less.

et’s get clucked up! September is National Eat Chicken Month and while you could bob your head all over the Avenue looking for your favorite chicken dish, save some time and point your beak to the restaurant boasting chicken like it’s going out of style. Fat Rooster blends true iconic Southern dining with nostalgic-American tradition and dishes up classics and new twists on said classics, bringing you chicken, chicken and more chicken. If you feel like starting your day with chicken, grab a seat for breakfast and sink your teeth into the fried chicken and biscuits with sawmill gravy and sweet potato hash for $11. Or, head over for lunch and indulge in the Charleston chicken hand-wich with Southern slaw and white American cheese for $14. But if you’re only going to get one poultry item from the menu, I’d wait to head over for dinner (so a food coma afterward isn’t frowned upon) and unbuckle the pants button for the signature chicken and waffles. Fried jumbo tenders, buttermilk waffles and whiskey honey is guaranteed to hit the spot for $17. You’d probably even find the Chick-fil-A cows applauding you for this eatery decision. Fat Rooster is located at 204 E. Atlantic Ave. Call (561) 266-3642 or visit for more information.


hree’s a crowd, right? Well, September is National One-on-One Month so grab your favorite “plus one” because it’s about to get all close and personal up in here. Put down your phone, grab your sunglasses and sun hat because you’re jumping on your childhood best friend with your current bestie and biking around your favorite town! Richwagen’s Bike & Sport is the local’s spot for renting

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some land materials for a fun day in the sun. If you think you can play together, rent the tandem bike ($30 for two hours or $50 for the day) and cruise around the Avenue, A1A or the now pedestrian-friendly Federal Avenue. If you prefer to be on the water, head to Delray Beach Watersports where you can find everything you need for an aquatic day. You can rent a two-person kayak ($25 for one hour or $38 for two) and check out the Delray Wreck and hopefully see some sea turtles and fish. Or, if you feel like sticking closer to shore, try your luck with a boogie board ($10 for one hour), skim board ($20 for one hour) or a mask, snorkel and fins ($15 for one hour). Maybe bring a picnic and blanket for some one-on-one personal time and see what else you can plan for the rest of the day, wink. Richwagen’s Bike & Sport is located at 298 N.E. Sixth Ave. and you can call (561) 276-4234 for reservations.

Delray Beach Watersports is located at 400 S. Ocean Blvd. and you can call (561) 279-0008 for reservations. Visit or www.delraybeachwatersports. com for more information.


’m always down to get a little fungi! September is National Mushroom Month and there’s no better reason to mouth bathe in this amazing vegetable. Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet and the health benefits include weight management, improved nutrition and immune system function, and they are also rich in Vitamins B and D. Buy a one-way ticket to shroom town because this train is pulling into Mellow Mushroom and it won’t leave until you have your fix. The menu is packed with mushrooms but my favorites include the magic mushroom soup, a wine and herb broth

blended with creamy Italian MontAmore cheese and garnished with grilled shiitake, button and Portobello mushrooms and fresh chives for $3.99. Next is the magical mystery tour pizza, a pesto base pizza and crust with button and Portobello mushrooms, mozzarella, spinach, feta and jalapenos, starting at $12.99 for the small pie. If you’re munchin’ for a sandwich, try the righteous Portobello Reuben with grilled Portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, Bavarian-style sauerkraut with Thousand Island dressing on a crunchy rye hoagie roll for $6.49 for the half. Whatever your mushroom pleasure, Mellow Mushroom is guaranteed to provide you the best mushroom trip in town. Mellow Mushroom is located at 25 S.E. Sixth Ave. Call (561) 330-3040 or visit www.mellowmushroom. com for more information.


e live in Florida so there’s not too much wilderness around us, but at least there’s something close (and it doesn’t involve lions and tigers and bears, oh my)! The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens offers us a Japanese wilderness for your strolling pleasure and features a myriad of different trees, plants and lakes in a relaxing environment. Plan to attend the Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk on Friday, September 11, which is the last Stroll of the season, where you can get an up close and personal view of the gardens. You can even explore the gardens with cold, craft sake that you might not find anywhere else in South Florida, and enjoy cuisine from the Café, such as sushi, bento boxes and a la carte appetizer options (dumplings and seaweed salad, anyone?). There’s even Taiko Drum performances at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. that will definitely make you feel like you’re in another wild land. The Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk begins at 5:30 p.m. so arrive on time so you can enjoy the gardens before the masses arrive. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children when purchased in advance ($1 more at the door) and the Taiko Drum performance is an additional $2 per person. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road. Call (561) 495-0233 or visit for more information and to purchase tickets.


all me what you will, but the library is still one of my favorite places! The possibilities for learning is endless when there are books on pretty much every subject matter, so it’s like you could travel through time on the learning rainbow one book at a time. September is Library Card Sign-up Month and if you don’t already have a library card, the time is now! I’m going to go ahead and assume you’ve at least entered the Delray Beach Public Library before, but if you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat. The library is relatively new in library terms and is a two-story mountain of books. You can find everything about everything book-wise, and you can even use the computers for some Internet surfing, take a break from the heat and read the local papers, or peruse artworks of local artists. To get your own library card is easy and all you need is a Florida driver’s license in good standing with a Florida address and a clear account with other county libraries. With these two qualifications, you may get a card with the library free of charge. Knowledge is power and it is also free! The library also offers events and classes throughout the year so you can continue your education or learn about a new subject matter at your leisure. So get your library card and start your reading extravaganza! The Delray Beach Public Library is located at 100 W. Atlantic Ave. and is open daily. Call (561) 266-0194 or visit for more information. | September 2015 23


locals only ║ happenings

1-30 Shark Feeding – Head to Sandoway Nature Center every Tues-Sat - 10:30am and Sun 1:30pm- $4. Alligator Feeding – Wed & Sat 1pm. 561-274-7263,

1-30 Pottery Classes – Mon-Sat. Cloud House Pottery, Artists Alley. 561- 862-9222,

1-30 Pickleball – $2.Call for times. Pompey Park Community Center. 561-243-7356. Delray Beach Community Center. 561-243-7250.

1-30 Savor Our City Culinary Private Tours – Private customized tours of Atlantic Ave and Pineapple Grove for groups of 10 or more guests. 954-410-3177, 3 First Thursday Site Tours – 10am-1pm. $5. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. 561-243-7922, 3,4&18 Book Signings at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore – 7pm. 561-279-7790,

3,10,14,17,21,24,28 Empowerment Zone at the Delray Beach Public Library – 10am. 561-266-0194, 4 First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Delray – 6pm9pm. Stroll throughout down-

town Delray. 561-243-1077, events

4,11,18,25 Sunrise Beach Yoga – 7am. $18. Presented by the Delray Beach Marriott across the street from the hotel. Led by Christine Festa of Movement Yoga & Wellness. Just bring a mat or a towel to practice. To sign up in advance: 561-396-9791, Christine@

5 Arts Garage Presents Otis Cadillac & the El Dorados– $25-35. 8pm. Rock n’ Roll Roots. This 11 piece band performs Classic R&B, Root Rock N’ Roll and related Blues oriented material in a style that emulates the R&B revues of the late 50s and early 60s. 561450-6357, 5 Delray Marketplace Fitness in the Park – 10am. Free fitness class. Delray Marketplace, 561-865-4613,

Free. 600 top-ranked juniors in Florida! 561-330-6003,

5,12,19,26 Summer GreenMarket – 9am-12pm. 30+ vendors at the eastern half of the Delray Beach Tennis Center parking lot. greenmarket 5-27 Bend at the Brewery – 10am. $15. Yoga at Saltwater Brewery every Sat & Sun. Alexis King for sign up: 561702-9590, alexismychaelking@

6,13,20,27 Pilates – 1pm. By Donation. Greenlands Health & Wellness. 561-921-4238

8 50 Ocean Five-Course Craft Beer Pairing Dinner – $45. 7pm. Multicourse “backward dinner” paired with the bold flavors of renowned Tampa craft brewery, Cigar City Brewing. Dessert First! 561278-3364, 8 Saltwater Brewery Group Art Show – 7pm. Local Art, Food Truck, Live Music and 25% off Growler Fills.

5-7 Summer Smash Sectionals at the Delray Beach Tennis Center –

10-30 Group Dog Obedience Classes – 7:15pm. $120-130 for 6 week session. Vetern’s Park. Gari Weinraub 561-752-2220

11 Sushi & Stroll at the Morikami – 5:30-8:30pm. $6-$8. Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! 561-495-0233, 12 Morikami Craft Making – 12-3pm. Learn to make you own 3D Card. 561-495-0233, 12 Food Truck Face Off – 4-8pm. A battle of 13 Food Truck culinary superstars. Attendees will be given the opportunity to taste and vote for the best chef. Old School Square Park.

12 Ride and Remember Trolley Tour – 10am-12pm$20. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Spady Museum.

12 Arts Garage Presents Betty Fox Band – $25-35. 8pm. Blues. Betty Fox is a force to be reckoned with, as a twotime winner of Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay, and an International Blues Challenge Finalist. With a background in gospel and soul, she has come

a long way from her southern roots to headlining festivals and captivating thousands with her raw swagger and unwavering talent. 561-450-6357,

12&19 Writers Workshops at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore – 10am. $25. 561-279-7790, 13 Half Way to St. Patricks Day 5k & 10k – $25-35. 7am. Event to support the 48th annual Delray Beach St. Patricks Day Parade. Anchor Park.

13&19 Champagne Tasting at The Wine Wave – $20. Indulge yourself as you taste through a sparkling line-up of Champagne. 561-276-2076,

16&17 Arts Garage Radio Theatre Presents “Double Indemnity” – $20-30. 7:30pm. Based on the 1944 classic film noir masterpiece directed by Billy Wilder, this cynical, witty, and sleazy thriller involves scandals including adultery, corruption and murder. Relive the golden ages of radio through this special adaptation. 561-450-6357, 17 Artists Alley Open Studios – 6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. All of the Studios & Galleries in Artists Alley are open with all the artists present. 17 Crane’s Beachhouse Fun-Raiser – 6-830pm. $2025. Join Crane’s Beahhouse Hotel & Tiki Bar for amazing hors d’oeuvres and tasty treats from leading local restaurants and live music. Proceeds benefit for the Plumosa School of the Arts.

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HAPPENINGS HAP and a live band that delivers dynamic R&B, jazz and Latin sounds. 561-279-8883,

18 Arts Garage Presents Lauren Mitchell – $25-45. 8pm. Blues. The Grammy-nominated New-York based pianist is praised as “a genius beyond most young people I’ve heard” by Dave Brubeck, with a “command of his instrument that is beyond staggering” by Downbeat Magazine. 561-450-6357,

19 Arts Garage Presents Eldar Djangirov Trio – $25-45. 8pm. Jazz. 561-4506357,

19 International Coastal Cleanup –8-10am. Free. Make a difference by volunteering at the 30th Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest one day volunteer event of its kind. Sandoway House. 561-243-7277, BeardsleyD@mydelraybeach. com

19 Delray Marketplace Kids Fitness in the Park – 10am. Free fitness class with East West Karate. Delray Marketplace, 561-865-4613,

19 Harmony Without Boarders – $25-65. 7pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts Crest Theatre. 561-2437922,

19 Spady Museuem Presents Funk-Sway – 7:30-10 p.m. $10. Get your summertime groove on at funk-sway in Delray. FUNK-SWAY is a minimusic fest, featuring DJ Samore

21 SEO For Your Business – Do’s & Don’ts For Your Success. Free. 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Presentation hosted by Delray Business Executives leads group, wine and cheese served at the Delray Beach Chamber. SPACE limited, RSVP via email:

23 Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn – 11:45am. $10-20. Online Lead Generation and Email Marketing presented by Rob Shaner of Adgenics. Trying to figure out how to drive people to your website can be a challenge. Retaining them as clients, or prospecting leads is of utmost importance. We will help you understand how to drive people to your site and how to actively manage an email list to get the most return on your investment. 561-2780424, 23 Spady Museum Presents Delray Speaks: A Community Conversation – 7pm - 8pm. $5. 561-2798883,

24 Business & Bagels – $510. 8-9am. Get your day started out right with building business relationships while enjoying coffee and bagels. Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. 561-278-0424, delraybeach. com

24 Indulgence – $75-100. 7-9pm. This exclusive women’s event features a VIP champagne reception, live entertainment, champagne, wine & dinner bites, a variety of vendors and complimentary pampering services including mini massages, reflexology and intuitive readings. Benefitting the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. Vintage Gymnasium

special guest Dave Tull – $25-45. 7:30pm. Jazz. 561-4506357,

at Old School Square. 561-2660003, 24 Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet with Essential Oil – 5pm. $20. Greenlands Health & Wellness. 561-921-4238,


25 Arts Garage Presents Bridget Kelly Band with opener Middleground – $25-35. 8pm. Blues. 561-4506357,

25 THE 4th ANNUAL ROCK UNITED HOSTED BY UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY ON SEPTEMBER 25th – A battle of the bands for community members. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Rock out at the 4th Annual Rock United where 8–10 bands will partake in an epic guitarshredding showdown. Each band will perform a 15-minute set All proceeds from the event will go directly to United Way of Broward County’s community initiatives and services for those in need. To participate, bands should apply online and are able to submit a video link or mail in a CD of samples. Finalists will be selected by United Way of Broward County’s Rock United Committee and,if selected, there is a band fee of $1,500. Participants must provide United Way of Broward County with their song selections prior to the event. REVOLUTION LIVE is located at 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. To learn more about purchasing ticketsor becoming a sponsor please visit or for more information, call 954453-3725 or emaildesposito@ 25 Arts Garage Presents Artist/Blues Series: Art Gallery Reception and Exhibition – Free. 6pm. Featuring Mark Armbrecht’s artwork. 561-450-6357,

26 Arts Garage Presents Karina Iglesias – $25-35. 8pm. Soul. 561-450-6357,

29 Healthy Happy HourTuesday – 7-9pm. Sample healthy food, juices, mini-massage & more...@ Schrier Family Chiropractic 315 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach FL 33444. Free event, RSVP to 561-445-2648 or

1–13 The Morikami Menagerie – Creatures in Japanese Art & Japan’s Robot Kingdom: Mecha and Androids and Cyborgs, Oh My! Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. 561495-0233,

1–30 Surfing Museum – Thurs-Sat 11am -5pm. $5 suggested donation, children 11 and under are free with adult supervision. 561-236-0155,

1-30 Spady Museum Presents African American Neighborhoods of Old Delray Exhibit – $10. 561279-8883,

1-Oct 18 Reimagined – Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. 561243-7922, 30 Bar Brawls hosted by Max’s Social House – The 11-week single elimination competition, with 24 of the best bartenders from Stuart to Ft. Lauderdale, Wednesday through the finals on December 16. $10 - benefit Richard David Kaan Melanoma Foundation. 561-501-4332,

1-30 Delray Beach Historical Society: Cason Cottage Historic House Museum Tours & The Agricultural Heritage of Delray Beach Exhibit – Open for summer tours by reservation. Small donation encouraged. 561.274.9578,

22–Oct 17 “Artists in Florida – All Media Exhibit” by Jackie Swinson. Delray Beach Public Library. delraylibrary. org

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delray beach running co.


By hannah s. witt director of special events

By Michelle Yales

wo years ago, I gazed out over the Blue Ridge Mountains that rippled into the distance like the waves of the ocean from the Fire Tower at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. After a summer internship at ZAP Fitness, a non-profit training center for post-collegiate, Olympic hopeful distance runners, I enjoyed my final and most successful cross country season at King University in Bristol, Tennessee. Strapped with a biology degree and dreams of running professionally, I descended 4,500 feet and moved to Delray Beach, Florida, and traded rippling ridgelines for rippling ocean waves. Little did I know that Ann Burke was in the process of creating her own business, the Delray Beach Running Company. While touring Atlantic Avenue on bike, I came across the store, tapped on the door, and handed Ann my resume. After learning more about her mission to create a running community that provides runners with shoes, apparel, nutrition, free coaching, and a motivational atmosphere, I knew that I wanted to share in something that was going to be great. There are numerous definitions of “great,” but in terms of the DBRC, I was certain that Ann and her business were on the brink of greatness.

am Michelle Yales, a successful realtor workingwith the exclusive team of Posh Properties. During my 15 years in real estate I have accrued local knowledge and solid business experiences. For me it’s not just about selling property, I take a very personal approach in helping my clients with their real estate needs. I have a true passion for what I do and have a proven track record for making deals happen. As my client, you can be sure that I will be there for you every step of the way. You can be certain that I operate with the highest level of professionalism and reliability. I believe in service long after the sale and I never have and never will treat my clients like “just another transaction”. I was born in the small town of McHenry, Illinois located between Chicago, IL, and Milwaukee, WI. My family and I relocated to South Florida when I was just 5 years old and I currently reside in Delray Beach. As a graduate of Hollywood Hills High School and Florida Atlantic University, I was raised and educated here and where I continue to enjoy much growth and success. I am confident that my passion for real estate, unstoppable energy, high-level of creativity and resourcefulness will help you sell your home or find the home of your dreams!


Delray Beach Running Company 20 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite 101 Delray Beach, FL 33444 - P 561.270.7622 @rundelraybeach - 26 September 2015 |


Posh Properties LLC 107 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach, Fl 33444 561-330-4731 | September 2015 27

pictures ║ on the ave

on the ave 1


Photos: Melissa Korman


1- Mika, Maria, Maggie @ Moroco Orthodontics 2- Grace, Tracey @ MintFit 3- Lizbeth @ Puro’s Cigars 4- Jonah, Jonathan @ Mercedes Benz 5- Constance, Damion, Chelsea @ Rocky’s Restaurant 6- Laura, Mindy, Michael @ Vixity Jewelry



7- Renee, Kristi, Lorna @ Euro Wax 8- Vanessa, Jessica @ Resta Salon 9- Brad, Sarah, Kevin, Brandi, Joseph @ Joseph John Salon 10- John, Inez, Cheran, Jim, Mary Jane, Dan, Diana, Sharon, Margie @ Tauriello & Company





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pictures â•‘ on the ave


Photos: Melissa Korman


1- Mardy, Blair @ Mercedes Benz 2- Alise, Chelle @ Dr. Pasqual Oral Surgery 3- Nicki, Carly@ Atlantic Grille @ The Seagate Hotel 4- Lisa, Christy, Annie, Penny @ Delray Beach 3


Running Company 5- Sasha, Mike @ The Seagate Hotel & Spa 6- Sam, Sydney @ Art Sea Living 7- Jeff, Joel @ Dash Travel 8- Joyelle, Trevor, Matt, Mariska @ Mussel Beach





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pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

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Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Jeb, Pian, Raymond, Choli @ House of Siam 2-Shay, Seth @ Do or Dye Salon 3- Esais @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop 4- Jerilyn, Chelsey, Jacie @ Posh Properties 5- Anne @ Quigley Maguire 6- Matthew, Gregory @ Barba Hot Shave Bar


7- Maryelle, Camelly @


Shear Luck Salon 8- Joe, Vivianna @ Destinations Realty 9- Joe, Grace, Justina, Joshua @ Once Upon a Time 10- Joanne @ Murder On The Beach Mystery Bookstore 5


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Dynavision D2 ™ is the latest cutting-edge rehabilitative training from The Conde Center. Originally designed to improve the visuo-motor-spatial and cognitive skills of athletes, the D2 ™ utilizes a coordinated system of 64 LED lights arranged in five rings the user manually presses in response to visual and auditory signals. Responses are recorded and over time, eye-hand coordination, cognitive processing speeds, visual reaction, peripheral awareness and depth perception are improved. Regions of the brain responsible for short term memory, problem solving, planning, and initiating thought processes also improve in function. The D2 ™ has successfully helped patients recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, and orthopedic injuries. It is safe, effective, and FDA approved

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401 West Atlantic Avenue · Suite 014 · Delray Beach, FL 33444 | September 2015


pictures ║ In the pineapple grove artists district


Photos: Melissa Korman


1- Alex, Danielle @ Christina’s 2- Tracy @ Glow Tanning 3- Simon, Emily @ Swift Cleaners 4- Jennifer, Laura @ Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group 3

5- Cameron with Sweets @ Christina’s


6- Gina, Kristin@ Nourishe 7- Robert, Marci @ Conte’s Gourmet Italian Deli 8- Aaron, John, Bill, Karen @ Purlife 9- Whitney, Tiffany, Joe @ In The Grove 5



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entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

Seen Around Town and Elsewhere…

Gus O’Hare at Hurricane Alley, Janet and Carson Meeks at The Hyatt, Joe Gillie and Matthew Farmer on the Bus Loop, Bill and Tracy Branning at Smoke, Lula Butler and Paul Dorling at Delray Bay, Samantha Arielle and Kathy Coon at Yardhouse, Jen Buce at Senor Burrito, Tom Lynch at Christina’s, Merv McDonald at Atlantic Plaza, Anthony Barbar, Marissa Gottesman, Morgan Russell and Ken Trionfo at Brule, Terra Spero and her boys at Plastridge Insurance, Scott Savodnik and Jay Jacobson at the Cuban Cafe, Sue Tauriello at LA Fitness, Kyle DeSantis at N2 Winebar, Dominique Spaide at the Good Steer, Heather Page at the Whale’s Rib, Sandi Boulais at Pet Supplies Plus, Shaq at St. Vincent’s, Pat Ligori by the beach, Tom Laudani back from Boston, Karen Granger in the Carolina’s, Ron Gilinsky directing traffic, Jim Tabeek at Tilted Kilt, Bob Levinson at Habit Burger, Bella Ligori on Andrews Avenue, Jeremy Stewart in downtown Delray, Tommy Block at Breathe, Kevin Peake at Caffe Luna Rosa and congratulations to Officer Jeff Messer on his retirement after 30 years of service to the Police Department.

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Mission United Donated More Than 300 Backpacks With School Supplies To Children Of Military Veteran Families

Danzya Curry

On Saturday, August 8th, United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED partnered with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to donate more than 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to children of military families at the William “Bill” Kling VA Center in Sunrise. During the week prior to the backpack distribution, United Way of Broward County volunteers filled the backpacks with supplies such as notebooks, paper, pencils and pens. During the distribution on August 8th, Thomas Ellis, Senior Director of

MISSION UNITED worked alongside MISSION UNITED volunteers and representatives from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to distribute the backpacks filled with school supplies. The following companies donated the backpacks, school supplies and helped make this distribution possible: Castle Group, CSL Plasma, CHG Healthcare Services, Power Financial Credit Union, Holman Automotive Group, Hilton and Jeld-Wen.

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Invites Local Poets and Poetry Lovers to Nine Upcoming Public Events

Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, today invited local poets and poetry fans to nine upcoming public events: September 26 – 3 pm (Saturday) 5th Annual 100K Poets and Musicians for Change The Bottega Wine Bar 4455 Lyons Road, #102 in Coconut Creek FREE The public is invited to participate

in what could be the largest poetry reading in history. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is hosting this annual open-mic event in partnership with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This global happening will be taking place at the same time in over 800 venues in 115 countries. Poets will read and perform work to promote social, political, environmental sustainability, and change, simultaneously across the

planet. Attendees are welcome to read their own work or favorite poems by other poets. Between poetry readings, special guest musicians will play songs for peace. Attendees are welcome to play or sing along. As in previous years, the event will be photographed and archived by Stanford University. The Bottega’s Happy Hour gastro-pub menu will be available. Must be over 21 years old to attend.

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 and you will be entered in a drawing to win a gift certificate for dinner in a restaurant on the Ave! WINNER

THE winner of Atlantic Ave Magazine on Vacation contest this month is Delray Beach resident Valerie Ferrara at the Entabeni Game Reserve after running the 2015 Big Five Marathon in South Africa. Congratulations! Please contact for details of where to send your prize.

Craig and Tiffany Caron in Italy. They took their favorite magazine along for a boat ride up the Amalfi Coast.

Delray Beach resident Lynn Abbate on vacation in Rovinj, Croatia. Picture taken by husband Bill Abbate. | September 2015 37

entertainment ║ gotta see

Gotta See

By skip sheffield

September 4 Jason Statham is out and Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”) is in for the fourth in the series Transporter, a complete reboot called “Transporter Refueled.” Former special ops mercenary Frank Martin (Skein) is trying to take it easy in the South of France when his dad (Ray Stevenson) drops in and a femme fatale named Anna (Loan Chabanol) stops by with three beautiful sidekicks (Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovik) to lure Frank into a dicey bank heist scheme. This will put everyone in danger from a Russian kingpin (Radivoje Bakvic). Camille Detamarre (“Brick Mansions”) directs. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. “Kitchen Sink” posits a teenage vampire forming an alliance with a zombie and a regular human against the threat of invading aliens. The cast includes Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Faden, Vanessa Huggens, Denis Leary and Chris Zylka. Newcom-

Kate Mara “CAPTIVE”

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ers Robbie Pickering directs and Oren Uziel writes. September 11 Writer-director M. Night Shymalan hasn’t had a real hit since “Signs” in 2002. We shall see if he redeems himself with “The Visit,” which he shot and financed by himself. A brother and sister go to visit their grandparents at a remote Pennsylvania farm and discover the elderly couple is not so sweet after all. The cast includes Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Benjamin Kanes, Peter McRobbie and Olivia Dejonge. Don’t let the title deceive you. “The Perfect Guy” is anything but. Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) has a good career as a lobbyist and a solid boyfriend named Dave (Morris Chestnut), but at age 36 she’s longing for greater commitment. Dave isn’t so sure, so they break up and along comes Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy), a handsome, charming stranger who seems to be, well, perfect. This thriller is written by Tyger Williams and directed by David M. Rosenthal. September 18 “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is a sequel to the 2013 film called simply “The Maze Runner.” In this chapter Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge: a sinister organization known as WCKD and a bad dude known as Janson (Aidan Gillan), aka Rat-Man, out in a desolate called the Scorch. Wes Ball returns as director with T.S. Nowlin as screenwriter. It’s the highest mountain in the world. “Everest” is inspired by the true stories of two expeditions to the top of the world in Nepal. Making the perilous climb are Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Vanessa Kirby and Michael Kelly. Iceland’s Baltasar Kormaur directs a screenplay by Tom GoodmanHill. “Captive” is the true story of Ashley Smith, based on her book “Unlikely Angel.” Smith was a single mom and recovering drug addict, played by Kate Mara, when she was taken hostage in her own Atlanta apartment by accused murderer, rapist and fugitive Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo). Leona Varela and Michael

Kenneth Williams play detectives and Brian Bird (“Not Easily Broken”) wrote the screenplay. September 25 Robert De Niro is “The Intern” in a new comedy written and directed by Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated”). Ben Whittaker (De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower who is unhappily retired, so he tries to get back in the swing of things by becoming the senior intern at an online fashion site founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). “Before I Wake” is a horror-thriller starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane as Jesse and Mark, a couple who take in a seemingly sweet and loving 8-year-old boy named Cody (Jacob Tremblant). However, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. The couple soon finds there are grounds to his fears. Director and writers Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard previously collaborated on “Oculus.” “Hotel Transylvania 2” is an animated feature sequel to the 2012 original, written and directed by Genndy Taratakovsky. Mel Brooks is centuriesold Vlad. Adam Sandler is Drac. Selma Gomez is Mavis. Andy Samberg is Jonathan. Kevin James is Frank. Steve Buscemi is Wayne Werewolf and KeeganMichael Key is Murray the Mummy. “The Disappointments Room” is described as a suspense-thriller from the director of “Disturbia” and “Eagle Eye” (DJ Caruso). Kate Beckinsale and Mel Raido play a Brooklyn couple who decided to get a fresh start in a once grand Southern mansion, so they relocate with their 5-year-old son Lucas (Duncan Joiner). Lucas discovers a secret room and weird, scary things start happening in a screenplay written by Wentworth Miller (“Stoker”). September 30 Take “The Walk” on a tightrope between the towers of the late World Trade Center in New York City. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays daredevil tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who is guided by mentor Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley) in a screenplay by director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) based on Petit’s reallife account “To Reach the Clouds.” | September 2015 39

entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear

By skip sheffield September 2 Rick Springfield, a real-life rock star who plays a struggling musician in love with Meryl Streep in “Ricki & The Flash,” does a live concert with his greatest hits at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Opening acts are Loverboy and The Romantics. Tickets are $44, $54 and $64. Call 800-745-3000 or go to or www.ticketmaster. com.

September 5 Otis Cadillac and his 11-piece show group the El Dorados play Arts Garage, 180 N.W. First St., Delray Beach at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 5. Tickets are $25-$35 or $5 more at the door. Call 561-450-6357 or go to

September 6 Country supergroup Lady Antebellum headline a triple bill at 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 6 at Coral Sky Amphitheater, which is now renamed yet again as Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Opening acts are Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt. Tickets are $30.75 on the lawn and $30.75$60.50 reserved seat and general admission pit area. Call 800-745-3000.

September 10 Frank Zappa died prematurely of prostate cancer back in 1983. His son Dweezil carries the family torch with a Zappa Plays Zappa show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $28 general admission. Call 954-5641074.

September 11 All the way from Edmonton, Alberta Canada comes the electronic music duo, Purity Ring. Vocalist Megan James and instrumentalist Corin Roddick perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 11 at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach. Tickets are $22.50 advance or $25 at the door. Call 800-745-3000.

September 12 Betty Fox Band plays some blues for you at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 12 at Arts Garage. Tickets are $25-$35 or $5 more at the door. Call 561-450-6357. Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II has played with some of the best, including Eric Clapton and Roger Waters. Bramhall, who plays a right-handed guitar strung backwards, upside-down, brings his band to Fort Lauderdale’s Culture Room at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 12. Tickets are $26, general admission. Call 800-745-3000. September 15 The unlikely duo of Louisiana guitarist-singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Los Angeles rockers Van Halen share the Stage at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater, West Palm Beach at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 15. Tickets are $35.25 on the lawn and $35.25-$175.25 reserved seat. Call 800-745-3000.

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September 16 Arts Radio Theater presents “Dou-

ble Indemnity” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at Arts Garage. Playing at 8 p.m. September 18 is Lauren Mitchell and Eldar Djangirov Trio is 8 p.m. September 19. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 561-450-6357. September 20 Virtuoso harmonica player John Popper and his group Blues Traveler play Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 20. Tickets are $26.50 advance, $28 day of show. Call 954-449-1025. September 21 Sneering, spiky-haired British rock star Billy Idol makes a rare local appearance at 8 p.m. Monday, September 21 at Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tickets are $59, $69 and $79. Call 800-7453000.

September 22 A trio of new music groups, The Neighbourhood, The Bad Suns and Hunny play the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 22. Tickets are $32.50 advance, $35 day of show. Call 800-745-3000. September 26 Bang your heads with heavy metal groups Motorhead, Anthrax and Crobot at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 26 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Tickets are $42.45 and $84.95 at TicketMaster. Call 954-519-5500. Karina Iglesias sings at 8 p.m. September 26 at Arts Garage. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 561-450-6357.

September 27 Former boy band star Nick Jonas does his solo act at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 27 at the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach. Tickets are $29.50 advance, $32 day of show. Call 800-745-3000. Sept. 30 SeptEMBER 30 The Shelly Berg Quartet wraps up the month with jazz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30 at Arts Garage. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 561450-6357. | September 2015 41

entertainment ║ gotta READ

Gotta Read


Dance of the Bones: A J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker Novel (Signed Book) by J. A. Jance Released September 8th

J. A. Jance’s most acclaimed series characters, J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker join forces for the first time in one of the most suspenseful works of her career. Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison with time served. Lassiter wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos’s “real” killer and clear his name. Sixteen hundred miles to the north in Seattle, J.P. Beaumont is at loose ends after the Special Homicide Investigation Team, affectionately known as S.H.I.T., has been unexpectedly and completely disbanded. When Brandon discovers that there are links between Lassiter’s case and an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to Beau for help. Those two cases suddenly become hot when two young boys from the reservation, one of them with close ties to the Walker family, go missing. Can two seasoned cops, working together, decipher the missing pieces in time to keep them alive?

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Driving Heat

by Richard Castle Released September 15th Richard Castle, New York Times mega-bestselling mystery writer and star of ABC’s hit primetime show Castle is back. In the seventh novel of his popular Nikki Heat series, the NYPD’s top homicide detective has been promoted to captain just in time to face a thrilling case with a very personal twist. Captain Heat’s fiancé, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jameson Rook, is deep in an investigation. Professionally for Heat, Rook’s meddling in the case compromises her new job. Privately, it becomes an early test of their engagement when Rook becomes a distraction at best, and an obstacle at worst, as their parallel lives not only cross, but collide.

as a perfect venue for seating family and friends. Piece of cake, right? In Come Rain or Come Shine, Jan Karon delivers the wedding that millions of Mitford fans have waited for. It’s a June day in the mountains, with more than a few creatures great and small, and you’re invited—because you’re family. By the way, it’s a pretty casual affair, so come as you are and remember to bring a tissue or two. After all, what’s a good wedding without a good cry?

About a Vampire: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands Released September 29th

Come Rain or Come Shine (Mitford Series #11)

by Jan Karon Released September 22nd #1 New York Times–bestselling author Jan Karon returns—with the story readers have been waiting for. Over the course of ten Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple. So the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun. An old friend offers to bring his wellknown country band. Gratis. And once mucked out, the barn works

In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him . . . With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can’t win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly’s already married. Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker’s help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate—maybe even his life— and he’ll break every rule to do it . . .

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entertainment ║ Concert Review

Funky Biscuit Celebrates Fourth Anniversary By skip sheffield photos by tom craig

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Jon Cleary and Leon Russell helped kick off a fourth anniversary for the Funky Biscuit restaurant and nightclub in Boca Raton. Cleary is a transplanted Brit who fell in love with New Orleans and its musicians. For the Boca Raton engagement, organ player and pianist Cleary brought his “Absolute Monster Gentlemen” band from New Orleans. The biggest of the Monster Gentlemen lead guitarist Derwin “Big D” Perkins. Perkins is so large he makes his Fender Stratocaster guitar look like a ukulele. Cleary served up a spicy gumbo of New Orleans favorites such as Professor Longhair’s “Go to the Mardi Gras” and some from his new album, “GoGo Juice,” now in stores. Leon Russell has been a professional musician since 1956. He started young, but the 73-year-old has never lost his love of music. Russell played some of his greatest hits like “Tight Rope,” “Stranger in a Strange Land” and “A Song For You,” plus he did a wide-

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ranging selection of covers, such as Ray Charles’ “I’ve Got a Woman,” Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” the Rolling Stones “Wild Horses” and the Hoagy Carmichael classic, “Georgia on My Mind.” Every Monday night is a “Biscuit Jam” hosted by Mark Telesca with special guests. Some

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notable coming attractions are Butch Trucks and Berry Oakley, Jr. of the Allman Brothers with the band Freight Train Sept. 19 and the Texas “Queen of Boogie-Woogie Piano,” Marcia Ball on Oct. 22. Funky Biscuit is located at 303 Mizner Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach. Call 561395-2929 or go to

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Do you have an Optimal Thyroid?

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

“I have tried every diet known to man (or moms) these last few years – to no avail.” Alyson continued to tell me her story. “For example, this past summer, my best friend flew me to their home in Sonoma for an entire month. We ate nothing but organic everything, lean protein, I drank 150 ounce-plus of water a day and did a high intensity workout every morning mixing up interval training with boot camp at her gym. In exactly 30 days – I lost a grand total of THREE pounds. I didn’t even lose the initial ‘water weight’ everyone else loses.” I empathized, “It’s hard to stay motivated with minimal results.” “I’m willing to starve myself, if that would work. I even did two rounds of hCG. My wallet’s lighter, but that’s about it.” “The FDA recently published a website,, detailing how hCG diet products are illegal, and how restrictive diets such as that one can cause electrolyte disturbances, an irregular heartbeat and are potentially fatal.” I continued, “But looking at your diet history, I don’t think the problem is one of eating too much.” “Dr. Woliner, what else could it be? I have a friend that blew up taking Abilify for her depression, and another while on Actos for diabetes, but I’m not on any medications.” “It’s true that many drugs have weight gain as a common side effect [1]. But there are other causes of weight gain. With your other symptoms of cold intolerance, fatigue, and constipation, I’m thinking that you have an untreated thyroid condition [2].” “I begged my other doctors to treat me for that, but they all said no.” “Some doctors focus too much on lab tests without considering the patient’s history and physical exam findings [3]. Thyroid hormone resistance is more common than people realize.” Alyson sat with a puzzled look on her face. “So, even if these doctors said my tests were normal, I might still have a thyroid problem? [4]” “The word ‘normal’ has many meanings. There is a difference between ‘common’ and ‘optimal’ [5]. Rather than using a range that includes people who are overweight and being treated for high cholesterol and other conditions, perhaps it would be better to use narrower ranges of persons who feel ‘dandy’ [6].” “Does anyone even use that word anymore?” “My practice is built on patient-to-patient referrals. Just liking my bedside manner is not enough to convince your friends to see me. You have to glow. So yes, I do plan on making you feel dandy.” After finishing Alyson’s physical exam, my staff used our Korr indirect calorimetry machine to measure her metabolic rate [7]. “You’re at ‘minus 20%’. That’s one of slowest metabolism’s I’ve ever seen!” “How do we fix that?” “I use a holistic approach that combines behavior changes, diet, exercise, supplements, and of course medications [8,9]. I prefer to use T3 based drugs as they have been shown to cause significantly more weight loss than T4 drugs such as Synthroid alone [#].”

Thyroid hormone resistance is more common than people realize.

As I ramped up Alyson’s dose of thyroid medication, her fatigue and other symptoms began to resolve. To be on the safe side, I periodically rechecked her EKG and bone density, which remained normal [10]. “Dr. Woliner, your scale says I only lost 49 pounds, but at home, naked, I’m down 51!” REFERENCES: [1] Singh T. Aripiprazole-induced weight gain. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2005 Jun;2(6):19. [2] de Moura Souza A, Sichieri R. Association between serum TSH concentration within the normal range and adiposity. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011 Jul;165(1):11-5. [3] Kalra S, Khandelwal SK. Why are our hypothyroid patients unhappy? Is tissue hypothyroidism the answer? Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jul;15(Suppl 2):S95-8. [4] Dickey RA, Wartofsky L, Feld S. Optimal thyrotropin level: normal ranges and reference intervals are not equivalent. Thyroid. 2005 Sep;15(9):1035-9. [5] Gurnell M, Halsall DJ, Chatterjee VK. What should be done when thyroid function tests do not make sense? Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2011 Jun;74(6):673-8. [6} Shomon M. The Optimal Treatment for Hypothyroidism – Interview with Dr. Ken Woliner. January 10, 2011. [7] Kim B. Thyroid hormone as a determinant of energy expenditure and the basal metabolic rate. Thyroid. 2008 Feb;18(2):141-4. [8] Singh P, et al. The impact of yoga upon female patients suffering from hypothyroidism. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;17(3):132-4. [9] Schomburg L. Treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with selenium: no risks, just benefits? Thyroid. 2011 May;21(5):563-4. [10] Ricken R, et al. Long-term treatment with supraphysiological doses of thyroid hormone in affective disorders - effects on bone mineral density. J Affect Disord. 2012 Jan;136(1-2):e89-94.

Dr. Kenneth Woliner is a board-certified family medicine physician in private practice in Boca Raton. He can be reached at: 9325 Glades Road, #104, Boca Raton, FL 33434 561.314.0950;;

health & beauty ║ pain relief

Shoulder Pain: A Neurological Approach



Most people think that when an individual is suffering from any joint pain they are an athlete or older adult. But when it comes to the shoulder joint anyone is at risk. Approximately 7.5 million people each year visited their doctor with shoulder pain. In fact, shoulders are the most common injured joints in the body.

Traumatic injuries, arthritis, poor muscle tone and inflammation in and around joints are common problems in adults, often causing severe pain, discomfort and immobility. Most often acute and chronic shoulder injuries involve the muscles, ligaments and tendon that support and move the shoulder rather than the bone itself. The unique and complex design of the shoulder joint provides a great degree of mobility however; for increased mobility, stability is sacrificed. From a bony support perspective the shoulder is essentially unstable making it more susceptible to injuries like sprain and strains and degeneration. The rotator cuff is composed of four small muscles that are positioned around the shoulder and are responsible for moving and stabilizing the shoulder joint. It is also highly researched that brainstem reflexes govern muscle tone in our bodies and play a role in chronic and repetitive injuries. Often times, dysfunction can occur within these reflexes leading to poor tone to the muscles of the rotator cuff. This lack of muscle tone leaves an individual more susceptible to injuries and instability. Genetics, environmental aspects, previous traumas and lifestyle choices can facilitate and sustain this dysfunction. Common Rotator Cuff Injuries Odds are that when you’re suffering from shoulder pain someone you know will say “it’s your rotator cuff” and most of the time they are correct. The rotator cuff is composed of four small muscles that are positioned around the shoulder and are responsible for moving and stabilizing the shoulder joint. Injuries to the rotator cuff muscles are by far the most common cause of shoulder pain and disability in adults. Tendonitis, tears and impingement

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syndromeare a few conditions that canaffect the rotator cuff. Tendonitis/Impingement Syndrome Tendonitis and impingement syndromes can cause pain in multiple locations in the shoulder. The pain is produced from irritation (rubbing) and inflammation to the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles. Often times an individual will experience mild to severe pain when the arm is raised over the head, out to the side of the body or when an individual places their hand in their pocket, localized swelling may also be present in some cases. Most patients complain that the pain makes it difficult for them to sleep, especially when they roll onto the affected shoulder. When impingement syndromes are not treated medically, repetitive irritation to the tendon may result in a tearing of the tendon or muscle. Rotator Cuff Tear Rotator cuff tears occur suddenly due to high force direct trauma to the shoulder, a fall onto an outstretched hand and heavy lifting or pulling activities, but more often they develop overtime due to repetitive or prolonged activities placing strain on the rotator cuff muscles. This repetitive strain overtime creates micro tears within the belly of the muscle or ligaments causing pain and at times leading to weakness and inability to use the arm for normal daily activities, in general, the larger the tear the more weakness it causes. A completely ruptured rotator cuff tendon makes it impossible for an individual to move their arm through normal ranges of motion or lift anything without assistance. Treatment Treating shoulder injuries depends entirely on the cause of the problem. A thorough orthopedic and neurological examination is very

important when diagnosing any shoulder issue because most of theseinjuries will respond very well to conservative (non-operative) management. The first goal with any care is to decrease pain and inflammation. High powered laser therapy is designed to create an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms and pain. Performing injury specific therapeutic exercises can make the difference between a properly rehabbed shoulder verses one that can develop biomechanical flaws later on in life. Utilizing cutting-edge neurological rehabilitative exercises such as one-sided chiropractic adjustments and muscle specific fast stretching are essential. Neurological cognitive exercises and specific brain activation utilizing sound, light, touch, vibration and oculomotor exercises can help with establishingproper muscle tone within the body making you less susceptible to injuries and creating a more accurate body image. The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite #014 Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-330-6096 | September 2015 47

health & beauty ║ dermatology

Medical Microneedling


By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.

Having hundreds of needles in your face sounds a little unappealing, right? Microneedling (rolling of a wheel covered in microscopic needles to create tiny skin punctures) is the latest and greatest dermatologic procedure for no downtime skin rejuvenation.

The hugely popular procedure in Europe and Asia has been booming in the USA as well. Actually, it’s not as threatening as it sounds. Microneedling is a quick, safe and effective way to refresh the face, neck or hands. Using a device called “SkinPen”, microneedling can be performed in as little as twenty minutes. SkinPen is a medical grade, state-ofthe-art microneedling device designed to reverse years of sun damage, improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation as well as enhance the

overall appearance of aging skin. SkinPen allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis, automatically triggering new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. It’s called Collagen Induction Therapy. Collagen Induction Therapy, is the procedure by which the body’s natural response to healing is used to increase the amount of extracellular matrix such as collagen or elastin in the skin. These tinsy “injuries” are enough to initiate the wound-healing

cascade. Multiply it by the hundreds of tiny channels created by the SkinPen devise and presto, thousands of new collagen and elastin fibers are produced – successfully providing excellent skin rejuvenation results with little or no downtime. Your skin will look and feel healthier! The actual procedure typically takes twenty to thirty minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated and the severity of damage to the skin. Patients typically tolerate microneedling treatment with SkinPen very well; many report little or no discomfort during the procedure, mostly since a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area thirty minutes prior to the procedure. Microneedling treatment is a minimally invasive procedure; however, since the skin is being penetrated there will be some mild visible effects afterwards. These effects will vary based on the needle depth used and the intensity of treatment. Acne scar treatment may produce slightly more side effects due to deeper treatment levels required. Typically even the most aggressive treatments only have a day or two of mild swelling and redness. However, compared to laser ablasion or deep chemical peels, the downtime is insignificant. Microneedling is a quick, safe and effective way to generate new collagen without using thermal energy or having any risk for scaring. It is the most natural and organic dermatologic method to revitalize skin. Dr. Thomas C. Balshi 4665 W. Atlantic Ave 561-272-6000

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

Plan School Lunches for a Healthy Smile!


BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA

Pick the right teeth-friendly food so your child’s smile lasts throughout the school year

Parents: have you ever been so excited for school to start? Summer break is over and it’s time for the kids to head back to school. No more taking care of summer camp, summer jobs or summer sunburns, but it’s still important to take care of your children’s oral health while they are at school. Most kids don’t bring toothbrushes to school and might not even be able to chew sugar-free gum after lunch, so it’s important that their lunchbox holds the key to teeth-friendly snacks. Snacking and consuming sugar or sweet drinks promote tooth decay, and it all starts with bacteria. Bacteria live in our mouths and when we feast, so do bacteria. Bacteria breaks down sugars and starches left on the teeth, which leads to the formation of plaque and acid. Acid created by bacteria can damage the teeth if left on the tooth surface for at least 20 minutes, so the window for thwarting cavities is very small! When packing your child’s lunch for the day, avoid foods that contain a high level of sugars and starches, such as candies, mints, cookies, pastries, sodas and juices. If you do want to include a treat for your sweet, make sure it’s eaten along with their meal and not as a snack after lunch. More saliva is usually generated around mealtime, which makes it easier for food to be washed away from tooth surfaces. Sugary foods are obvious culprits but sticky, chewy snacks can also lead to tooth decay. Foods like granola bars, raisins, oatmeal and peanut butter tend to hang on to teeth and are not easily washed away by saliva. But, healthy foods can sometimes fall into this category so don’t avoid these foods, just make sure to have your child drink water afterward, or floss. However, there are plenty of delicious, healthy and teeth-friendly foods that your

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child will enjoy! Fruits and vegetables with high water content are a great option and include melons, pears, celery and cucumbers. Cheese is also a great option because it triggers the flow of saliva, and aged cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss and Monterey jack are great choices. Crisp fruits and raw vegetables like apples, carrots and celery are not only healthy, but they help to clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath. Water is also incredibly essential for not only hydration but also rinsing out your mouth after eating. In general, try your best to encourage your child to avoid snacking. Snacking between meals limits the amount of time saliva has to wash away food. This means more food remains in the mouth for bacteria to process. Also, if your child can brush, floss or chew sugar-free gum, make sure they do

so within 20 minutes of eating because that will help prevent the bacteria from enjoying any leftover food particles. If these options aren’t available, have your child rinse with water after eating or drinking any sugary drinks. Also, make sure their diet includes food that builds strong teeth, such as broccoli, plain yogurt and milk. Most importantly, remember to visit the dentist regularly! Having regularly scheduled check-ups will help to monitor your child’s dental health and make sure that their teeth are healthy and long-lasting. These easy steps will make sure their smile is great for their graduation pictures! Spodak Dental Group 3911 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach 561-498-0050


health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

Do Real Men Do Pilates?


By Krista McCarthy

There seems to be a misconception among men that Pilates is only for women. Pilates was actually created by a man who was a boxer, gymnast, circus performer, and wrestler.

Joe Pilates started “contrology”, the name of his work before he passed away, for injured soldiers who needed rehab during the war. After the war, Joe brought his work to NYC, where the injured dancers heard about him and came. I always laugh when I think of this…it is much like life, men may start something but then, women come along and completely take over! Why Do Men Need Pilates? *Improve Flexibility The more muscle mass you have, the less flexible you are. With Pilates, stretching helps prevent injuries, muscle strains, and increases range of motion.

*Core Strength Men start training as young boys in sports and due to poor training at a young age, they don’t develop the core strength they need. Through time, this improper form can result into lower back problems, knee pain and tight hamstrings. *Spinal Support Most men don’t understand how to engage transverse abdominals correctly, mostly working form their rectus abdomens (“6 pack” muscles) and therefore not supporting the muscles around the spine properly. *Lengthen Muscles Typically men only work on shortening the muscles instead of working on lengthening the muscles in the body. In Pilates we are trying to cause the muscle to be strong in a concentric and eccentric engagement. *Better Sex Yes I said it…Learning to connect to the

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pelvic floor muscles helps you gain better control in this area of the body… need I say more?! In my own practice I have noticed more and more men are starting to take Pilates and beginning to understand the work. They take Pilates with them into their other activities such as golf, tennis, weight lifting and often notice much improvement in all that they do. The one thing most of

my male clients say is, “I wish someone had taught this to me when I was younger, I feel stronger, more flexible and better than I did in my 20’s and 30’s.” Mintfit 111 ReFresh ReShape ReEnergize 111 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach 561-274-7477

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Your Time Is Precious…

Diamonds East International By TRISH GIANDO


For centuries, watches have been of the utmost importance to society. Since the 16th century these miniature timepieces served not only as a functional instrument but as ornamental pieces as well.

You can go back and see their evolvement starting with clock-watches, pocket watches, wristwatches, electric watches, quartz watches, radio controlled and more all the way up to today’s Smart watches. (ref. watches) Who do you know that doesn’t wear a watch? When you think about it, you will see many people that may not even be wearing any other jewelry except for a timepiece around their wrist. There are watches of all kinds starting with those that are trendy, sporty or those that are collectible, vintage timepieces. A man’s or woman’s attire is usually complemented with a watch that serves for functionality along with being a stylish accessory.

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Whether it is for a day at the beach, a business meeting or an elegant affair, there is so much variety in watches to choose from today that anyone you know probably owns more than one. At Diamonds East International, you will find the valuable expertise needed in order to provide you with that one special timepiece or even to add or start a watch collection. “We welcome you to come in browse our wide selection of timepieces and get an education on all the different brands and styles. Buying a watch should be enjoyable and we love to educate our clients before any purchase so they know exactly what they are getting and how it works” says owner Ken Mordechai. For the men, the right one for you may be a Rolex day-to-day or one for luxury needs. How about a Breitling for the sports enthusiast, and for the collector, an investment piece such as a purchase of a Patek Philippe is a great choice. Women can choose from Cartier, Rolex, Chopard, Patek Philippe and many more. Before purchasing a watch, Diamonds East would like to share some pertinent questions to ask yourself… - What kind of watch do you want – designer, new or vintage? - Do you want automatic, quartz or mechanical? - What kind of movement fits your lifestyle best? - Is it waterproof or water resistant and what is the difference? - If waterproof, how deep can you go and how long? - Do you have any watches that can be traded in towards your new purchase? - What is your budget? - What type of watch do you need? Are you using it for work, pleasure, sports or an elegant affair? Once purchased, the key is to make sure you keep your watches in good condition. Here are some suggestions regarding the DO’s and DON’Ts for proper care… - Keep it out of heat - Keep away from magnets - Regular preventive maintenance - Always make sure your crown is securely closed and sealed. The key to caring for your precious new treasure is to be familiar with the movement and requirements in order for it to run efficiently. Let’s all face it, in the fast pace of our world today with everyone’s busy schedules, there is not much margin if your timing is off. It is truly amazing how we have all become

dependent upon a trinket worn around our wrists. This dependency starts as early as age 4 or 5 for some. Limited budget? At Diamonds East, you will find savings on both pre-owned and also new watches and jewelry. Diamonds East is able to offer luxury goods at great prices because of their ability to purchase these items at wholesale prices. This allows them to pass on the savings to their clients on all custom made jewelry, They are proud to be an Authorized Dealer for both Benchmark and Rubber B Official. “Benchmark wedding rings are crafted to perfect form, shape and purpose. Every angle has been designed from a concept, and built to perfection. Coupled with Benchmark’s outstanding Lifetime Guarantee, these rings will always uphold the appearance they were built to have.” “Rubber B is the ultimate strap for Rolex. These “vulcanized rubber” straps come in a variety of colors in order to enhance the quality and beauty of many Rolex watches. Diamonds East offers a complimentary installation of any Rubber B strap purchased at their store.” “We offer the biggest and best selection of watches that you can find in this area. Our expertise in watches is equal to that of our knowledge in diamonds and gems. Our diamond collection has all shapes and sizes along with the utmost in quality.”

Diamonds East is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and is well-known in Boca Raton and Delray Beach as well as all over the world. This family owned business takes pride in providing outstanding service and integrity in their products. Diamonds East International 4251 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton (west side of Federal Hwy. in the Sanctuary Plaza, one block north of Spanish River Blvd. just 10 minutes from Atlantic Ave.) 561-353-3278 “Like” them on Facebook follow them on Instagram@diamondseast. | September 2015 55

special feature ║ superior power washing inc.

Paver & Marble Specialists By Diane Feen


If you talk to Todd & Scott Bird, co owners of Paver & Marble Specialists (also known as Superior Power Washing Inc) they want their customers to be ‘more than happy’ with the work they do.

Their goal and business motto is; to design with simple clean lines that will make bold statements, and must function for their clients’ daily lives. This motto and passion is exemplified in the outdoor hardscape design work and remodeling they do for swimming pool areas, patios & walkways, driveways, water features and anything else you might consider for the outside of your home or commercial space. Being a family owned company, it allows Todd & Scott to be on all job sites from start to finish. They both say, “We provide our customers with very skilled installation and repair crews. In addition, we complete all projects in a professional and scheduled manner”. The Bird brothers have managed to co own Paver & Marble Specialists for 20 years due to their great communication skills with the client, ensuring that they follow each customer’s vision, making each job unique. Their mantra is “It’s not about getting a lot of work; it’s about doing a great job on each and every project”. However, looking beneath the surface you will see that both Todd and Scott are the product of many years of construction expertise. Their father, Jim Bird has been in the construction business for 40 years, and both sons grew up helping in his business but they both feel that their forte is in outside surfaces and hardscape. They must first understand the client’s needs in order to give each of them something that flows with the landscape of their property. It is something

the brothers are both passionate about. “The key to any project is communication. We make sure that all jobs go smooth from start to finish because of great communication”, they explained. Whether it’s small or a large elaborate job, clients rave about the Bird brothers’ ability to create outdoor masterpieces and also be on time with the schedule. (Something which is rare in their industry!) If you talk to former clients you will hear that Todd & Scott are not just talking about it, they mean it, as explained by Edward Salantrie, a Ft Lauderdale based lawyer; “I recently hired Superior to install a marble pool deck. They had to excavate my existing 800 sq ft concrete deck and extend it to 1,300 sq ft. They also integrated a 75ft retaining wall with a swooping pathway and staircase. In addition, the pool remodel consisted of a new 2ft marble coping around the pool and spa, including new glass pool tile and new Diamond Brite color. This entire project was done within 10 days and transformed my backyard in to a resort setting!! The workmanship and professionalism was remarkable”. Another client, Annemarie Mancini says “I knew from the first visit with Scott that I had made the right choice. He had such enthusiasm and vision for turning an ugly concrete pad into a beautiful brick paved patio. He was in constant communication with me throughout the entire project and the job was started and completed on time, as promised. The crew were professional and took great pride in their work. Thanks to

Pavers & Marble Specialists I have the most beautiful patio area that we can enjoy for years to come”. It is also important to know that they are a fully licensed and insured brick paver company and that they offer a 2 Year Warranty on all services and workmanship. Paver & Marble Specialists also do repairs for any pavers, solve any drainage issues, root removal and most importantly protect your new investment with their clean & seal division. Superior Powerwashing also has a special ‘Clean & Seal Green’ process that utilizes stateof-the-art equipment and industrial cleaning solutions that are environmentally friendly. Hot water and steam are used with a rotating surface cleaner to remove and kill mold, clean dirt, remove stains and impurities on brick paver or marble surfaces. Using only the best sealer products to enhance and protect pavers, and apply them with a professional grade airless sprayer that gives precise and appropriate coverage. “Design is our passion and communication is one of our top qualities. We want everyone to know that we deliver on our mission statement; Quality Service + Quality Products = Customer Satisfaction At Paver & Marble Specialists, we never tire of doing a great job”! Call Paver & Marble Specialists (Superior Powerwashing) for a free estimate at: 954-850-3359. Discount coupons also available on their website:

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The way we design: Simple, Clean lines that make BOLD statements & Must Function for our client’s daily lives. (954) 850-3359 | September 2015 57

special feature ║ COVER BIO

Tiffany Ardagna Ms. Delray Beach photos by MELISSA KORMAN


My name is Tiffany Ardagna, I’m a mother of a beautiful two year old boy and newly married to Joe Ardagna, owner of Slash Fitness. I am a Keiser University graduate of occupational therapy.

Recently I was awarded the great honor of being the new Ms. Delray Beach, Fl. As a public figure of this great city, I feel incredibly grateful as it is something I’ve always strived to do. I love helping people. It’s truly rewarding to see someone grow and even more rewarding for them to recognize they accomplished something on their own. As my platform, I want to encourage awareness, advocacy and action for the MHA (Mental Health Association). Mental health has not been well funded throughout the years and I want to help with improved services and funds for the NMHA. I would also like to work with foundations such as NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), Deliver the Dream, and the Child Foundation For Special Needs. Giving back is my number one goal. I want to play my part by staying active in my community, supporting local businesses, attending charity events and taking part in community service. In May 2016 I compete for Ms. FL US Continental. The platform that I build within the next 9 months as Ms. Delray Beach will make an impact on many lives and will be an unforgettable experience for all. I hope to meet you all! Atlantic Ave Magazine wishes to thank everyone at The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club for their hospitality during this photo shoot.

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footwear | state-of-the-art computer based GAIT analysis | education Weekly Group Runs | JEFF GALLOWAY’S TRAINING PROGRAMS | COACHING Involved in the Palm Beach endurance community for decades, from athletes to coaching, to behind the scenes of races. We warmly invite all inspired individuals at any age or level and will support you every step of the way. Whether you are just beginning, or training to qualify for Boston, the DBRC is here to be your partner!

Contact us to find out about ouR fall training programs! DELRAY BEACH RUNNING COMPANY 20 W Atlantic Avenue | Suite 101 | Delray Beach | FL | 33444 561.270.7622 | | September 2015 59

special feature ║ beachcomber art

Beauty And Art At Its Finest


sea themed jewelry by Chris Bales


photos by melissa korman

Debbie Brookes has been creating things of beauty since she was a child. The former hairdresser, florist and mosaic genius has recreated her knack for the beautiful on Atlantic Avenue.

Her one-year-old shop is called Beachcomber Art Delray Beach. It’s one part art studio and one part museum with a breathtaking collection of beautiful items for the home. The good news is that unlike a museum these oneof-a-kind pieces are for sale. Many of these unique items are decorated and embellished with colorful seashells that bring nature’s bounty to life. There are antique wood shadow boxes with shells of all color and dimension. Some are shiny and majestic while others mimic their seafaring heritage. “I use nature’s timeless elements to create art that reaffirms beauty and individuality. In my career as a hairdresser, florist and artist I have learned that it’s all about balance. It’s about taking things away and leaving others

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behind,” said the perky blond artiste. To classify Brookes as an artist would be undermining her voracious talent for anything visual. Her shop at 900 East Atlantic Avenue is a testament to her ability to create something spectacular out of the ordinary. The shop is a panorama of exciting seashell and glass embellished lamps, mirrors, chandeliers, tables, candlestick holders, night tables, vases, bird cages, candle boxes and decorative boxes. But that’s not all. There’s a surf board sitting on her table waiting for its creative makeover by the decorated genius of decorative beauty – Brookes. “People bring things to my shop all the time and they want me to decorate and embellish it. I do shell adorned Christmas trees, cremation urns and boxes, medicine cabinets, electrical ED AND Debbie brookes

white shelled mirror, white shelled box and beautiful shelled lamps

box covers, mailboxes and bathroom mirrors (in people’s homes).” Her talent and shop are so extraordinary that people often walk by and are drawn inside by the glorified luster of its offerings. Just last month Mark Walhberg’s wife Rhea stopped by and purchased sea shell decorated candlesticks. “I have customers from all over the world, we ship everywhere you can imagine.” It’s easy to see why. The chandeliers are artistic endeavors of limitless creation and the mirrors are so beautifully designed that they look like artful masterpieces. The sea shells have their own unique luster and vary in size, shape and color. They are used to decorate and

cremation urns

embellish the top of boxes and furniture handles yet have the ability to redefine the scope and size of each piece. Brookes is known for her ability to transform large taxidermy fish into a wild life creature of the arts. The four and five-feet wall mounted fish are as decorative as a painting with different size and shaped shells from the fin to the face. Wood tables are also given a new lease on life with sea shells under the glass tops. The scope of Brookes’ creative ability is limitless. Every piece in the store calls attention to its brazen beauty from head to toe. Whether it’s a box, a lamp or a table, its transformative power can make one feel like they’ve just seen a miracle. Shopping in this open airy store is tantamount to visiting an art museum of good taste and refined pedigree. There are other terrific items that complement the artistic prowess of its owner, but are not made by her. “I always say, ‘if you can’t do something well don’t do it, find someone who can.’” So that’s exactly what Brookes has done. To add to the complexity of beauty – from a fashion standpoint – Brookes has added jewelry by Chris Bales. Bales uses sterling silver and semi-precious stones to create works of art for the arm or neckline. Similar to the theme in Brookes’ work these colorful stones are simplistic forms of artistry that delight the torso. To round things out there is a new collection of clothing in soft feminine shapes and styles. Soft chiffon skirts hang near soft feminine blouses with tiers and ruffles, as do slenderizing leggings, colorful print tunics and dresses for any age fashionista. We also love their new selection of hats – in all styles – from a very sophisticated Australian hat maker. The hats come in all ceramic vase by artist shapes and colors (including Margaret Travis Jaspering heather weaves) and are extremely attractive, feminine and functional (they’re priced so low you’ll think you’re getting them wholesale). There are plenty of surprises at this glorious decorative art shop. From colorful cashmere-like shawls to vases and glass paneled furniture, Beachcomber Art Delray Beach is a treasure to behold. Stop by and see for yourself. Debbie will be there with her quick wit and creative genius on her sleeve. BEACHCOMBER ART DELRAY BEACH 900 East Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, Florida (561) 315-5717 | September 2015 61


Mark Gerretson Memorial

21st anniversary FISHING TOURNAMENT


On August 6th and 8th - The Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament was held for the 21st time. With 42 boats registered and over 400 participants “getting involved,” the atmosphere at Delray’s Deck 84, and the tournaments new home, was exciting.

Great Raffle Prizes

Thanks to the fortunate weather conditions the tournament held the Captains Meeting and the Weigh In at Deck 84 outside deck and dock area. Over the 2 day event many raffles prizes and fishing goodies were won. Most donated by our fantastic supporters and sponsors. A few of the items included a bike from Richwagen’s Bike & Sport, a high grade digital camera from Delray Camera, 2 custom skateboards from Stoner’s Skateboard Shop, a set of custom painted Adirondack chairs from local artist Tina Black, and a beautiful

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Mahi sculpture from Bailey Stormer, a local teenager artist. Add in the overwhelming fishing gear donated from Ray’s offshore tackle shop and Tuppen’s Marine & Tackle and locally brewed beer donated by Islamorada Beer Company and Delray’s Saltwater Brewery….the crowd was pumped up. A complete list of the prizes and sponsors website ( The tournament was started by Mark Gerretson as the Delray Beach Jaycees Fishing Tournament to raise money for the Delray Beach Kids and Cops program,

among other worthy causes. Mark ran the tournament for 11 years before he passed in 2005. At that time his friends and family made a promise to keep the tournament going and to continue to raise funds for a variety of charities that support the Delray Beach Community. The tournament has risen well over $150,000 for charities over the years and has provided many children and families with help and hope during tough times. A list of the charities that the tournament supports can be found on our website. ( The committee works throughout the year to plan the tournament, identify worthy causes, and to disburse the funds raised from this annual tournament. The committee members are: Noel Bourque, (Chairman), Patricia Gerretson, (Marks mom), Tim Knapp, Jen Buce, Gary (Falcon) Musial, Paul Shersty, Deena Chapman, Chris Reich, Jim Gerretson, and Brittany Gerretson Roberts. This was one of the best years in recent memory. With this year’s largest fish winner setting the tournament record that now stands as the largest fish caught and weighed in the past 21 years. Congratulations to the team of “Nailed It”…! Anglers Eric Schroeder, Shannon Huner, and Steve Bunch along with Captain Ed Rose weighed in a giant 71.6 lb Wahoo. Taking home the coveted overall winner’s plaque and over $4,000 and in the spirit of raising money for local kid’s in need….donated back $800 to the charity….! Well done and Thank you…!!!

Additional winners and categories of the Tournament are:

Category Weight Boat Overall Champion (Wahoo) 71.6 lb Nailed It Kingfish 25.8 EmiJess Dolphin 24.6 Hold Please (Deck84’s “green” team) Wahoo 71.6 Nailed It Mystery Fish (Black fin) 4.0 Sea Hottie Lady Angler (Kingfish) 15.8 Breezin’ Along (10 yr old Gabrielle O’Neil) Jr. Angler (Kingfish) 10.6 Chips Ahoy (11 yr old Tucker Sheehan) Largest Family fun fish Hot Fix (Loomer Family) Mark’s Trifecta (King, Dolphin, Wahoo) EmiJess

We are excited about the opportunities that your support gives us to help our local community and we look forward to next year’s tournament being bigger and better than ever. We invite you to check out our website ( and Facebook page for more information on our charitable organization, additional tournament photos, and most important a complete list of our loyal sponsors, because we couldn’t make this tournament a success without their help.

Overall winner’s - Nailed it

Largest Dolphin – Hold Please

Family Fun Fish – Hot Fix

Mark Gerretson’s Mom: Pat

Mystery Fish – Sea Hottie

Largest King and Trifecta – Emi Jess

Jr Angler – Tucker Sheehan

Lady Angler – Gabrielle O’Neil

Deck 84’s manager’s: Vinnie Despesito & Bo Hammett with Tournament Chairman: Noel Bourque

Team Sea Leggs

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special feature ║ LUMINARY GALA

Join us in celebrating our Finalists and Winners….

Luminary Gala 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Virginia Snyder 2015 Business Person of the Year Finalists Jestena Boughton Dr. John Conde Terra Spero 2015 Business of the Year Finalists Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas Delray Medical Center Delray Motors 2015 NEW Business of the Year Finalists Exhilaride Golf Carts House of Perna Saltwater Brewery 2015 Non-Profit Organization of the Year Finalists Dare2BeGreat Milagro Center Village Academy 2015 Retailer of the Year Finalists Two Fat Cookies Unique Boutique Vixity 2015 Restaurant of the Year Finalists Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Caffe Luna Rosa Salt 7 2015 Ken Ellingsworth CommunityService Award Finalists Jennifer Aracri Chuck Halberg Scott Porten 64 64 September September 2015 2015 || | September 2015 65

special feature ║ one aveda salon


Where Beauty Is Born On The Outisde And The Inside by Diane Feen


One Aveda Salon owner Susan Anger protects this legacy and imbibes these very principles. She not only makes sure that clients walk out of the salon happy and beautiful, but she is a long time disciple of this natural approach to beauty. Her family owns five Aveda Salons as well as two Aveda Institutes in Vermont. It shows in her continually growing salon, that recently hired two new stylists known for their precision and excellence in cutting and and coloring hair. “Adam is an amazing colorist and knows how to texture the hair and make sure it frames the face perfectly. We also hired Steven, who came from Orlando with excellent color and cutting techniques,” said Sue. Sue has owned One Aveda Salon for the past five years and her client base (and fan base) keeps increasing. “I’ve been coming to One Aveda Salon now for over five years. The staff is fantastic and you can’t beat the service. I’ve tried to find local salons (I live 45 minute away), but after a couple ‘so so’ haircuts and sub-par color I realized it’s worth the 45 minute drive. The professionalism and talent of the staff is A-rated and the Aveda product line is the best,” said one client. To make sure they are continually upgrading and updating their product line, Aveda is always adding new beauty products to their collection. Just recently they introduced a “Smooth Infusion Styling Crème” that nourishes hair and helps fight frizz in humid conditions. It’s perfect for air-dry or blow-drying your hair and

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photos by melissa korman

The Aveda brand is a distinguished one. Known for their lofty mission statement and vision of “connecting beauty, environment and well-being,” their standards are high in quality and sustainability.

Barbara, Reni, Steven, Tommy, Ariel, Sue, Adam, Sarah

keeps waves loose, straight, smooth or curly all day. The infusion styling crème is purely Aveda in its approach and effectiveness because they use botanicals such as certified organic cupuaçu and shea butters. “The certified organic cupuaçu butter that helps hydrate your skin with the smooth infusionTM nourishing styling crème also helps revitalize farms and forests in the Amazon borderlands,” said Sue. Another new product that meets the needs of consumers looking for a sustainable green lifestyle is “Be Curly Co-Wash.” This sulfate-free, low-lather conditioning wash with certified organic babassu oil gently cleanses your scalp, moisturizes

curls (for up to three days) and reduces frizz leaving curls soft and defined. Since stress is a big problem today, Aveda decided to address this high voltage complaint. That’s why they created “Stress Fix Composition Oil,” that softens stressed skin by nourishing it with aromatic oil on the body and scalp. The aroma reduces feelings of stress because of the certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage from the French Alps. The Stress Fix Composition Oil also relieves dryness and restores moisture for radiant beautiful skin. It’s all natural with certified organic sunflower and jojoba seed oils. One Aveda also specializes in cutting, coloring and styling men’s hair. “Tommy is

a master men’s hair stylist. Over 30 percent of our guests are men. Tommy gives sculptured cuts as well as fades. If a man wants to have a private area we have one in the back,” said Sue, who said One Aveda Salon offers a gray blending technique (when dying hair) that adds a touch of gray to the sides and temples of men’s hair to make it look natural. There is a reason why clients are so thrilled with One Aveda Salon’s service, color and styling – it works. That’s because their stylists and staff are always exposed to the latest techniques and products on the Aveda pipeline. This October Sue, her daughter Ariel and a few of their stylists will be attending the Aveda Congress. The conference is where Aveda professionals come every two years to learn about state-of-the-art hair coloring and styling techniques and are introduced to new Aveda products. “The Aveda Congress is an amazing chance for us to be exposed to the latest trends in cutting, coloring hair and makeup. There are stage shows, classes and seminars with top Aveda educators and professionals. Aveda has gone above and beyond to help the customer have more beautiful skin, hair and makeup,” said Sue. They sure have. Just ask customer Anna of Delray. “One thing that impresses me is the standard of excellence at One Aveda Salon. Everyone is always learning new techniques and trends. I like knowing that the stylists are on the cutting edge in hair styling. My experience at One Aveda is always great, everyone is so nice.” Nice is a word that Sue takes seriously. She makes sure her staff treats clients well and is up to the highest standard of excellence in their field. It’s part and parcel of the Aveda philosophy of good stewardship of the planet and its people. Sue knows how important that is to her clients. That’s why she is always busy and the salon is always packed with happy healthy customers who covet their One Aveda Salon experience. “We cherish the serenity that everyone feels here. People know we care about them and want them to look their best. We invite you to come for a make-over and see what everyone is talking about.” One Aveda Salon 1020 South Federal Highway Delray Beach (561) 272-1147

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or the perfect platinum, glimmering golden or brilliant beige, look no further then Blondies Hair Studio. Whatever your blonde hue may be, Renee Sizemore, owner of Blondies Hair Studio can achieve it. When asked why she loves blondes so much, Renee states, “Not just anyone can do blondes, you have to have an eye for it, and a god given talent.” But don’t let the name fool you! Renee may have a penchant for blondes, but her expertise extends to every hair color in the spectrum. A native of Houston, Texas, Renee began her professional training at Lockworks Academy in Louisiana. To earn practical experience, she apprenticed under famed hairstylist Todd Dore of the Dore Dore Salon where she learned her European technique of highlighting. Eventually Renee opened Agua Salon and Spa, her first solo venture in Houston, Texas. Her clientele quickly exploded, and national recognition was soon to come. Allure Magazine named Renee one of the top ten colorists in the country, and Self Magazine was quick to follow suite, recognizing Renee as the number one colorist in Houston. Despite her tremendous success in Texas, Renee decided to move to Florida. Since she has moved, Renee has settled into Delray Beach and developed a cult-like following of hair color junkies. Currently Renee stays ahead of the trends by attending national trade shows and refreshing her education religiously. Most recently she has added Brazilian Keratin Straightening to her repertoire and service. After going through training with Marcia Texeria, the original distributor for Brazilian Keratin Treatment, the company quickly approached her to join their team. Becoming a national educator for the company has allowed her to travel all over the country giving girls with unmanageable, frizzy hair the sleek straight hair they’ve always wanted. At the end of the day, what makes Renee such an amazing hair stylist is the fact that she is so passionate about her work and the happiness of her clients. She still travels back to Houston every six weeks to cater to her loyal clients. When asked what her favorite part of her job is, Renee replies, “The best thing about my job is giving a woman a color she’s always wanted, because after all, the right color can change a women’s life. If your roots are showing, or you’re dying to learn more, contact Renee Sizemore at 713 252-2060 Blondies Hair Studio & Renee Sizemore Are Back 215 NE 1st Avenue In Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach At In The Grove Hair Studio 215 NE 1st Ave. - Ph: 713-252-2060 | September 2015 69

special feature ║ National Jewish Health


Upcoming Benefit To Support State-Of-The-Art Hospital by DIANE FEEN

Maya Patel

And in the medical profession nothing is more important than getting help (and treatment) from a top hospital that cares more about the patient than the bottom line. National Jewish Health is that hospital. They specialize in treating hard to diagnose and treat conditions such as respiratory illnesses, cardiac, immune disorders and others. Their Child Life Program helps children, teens and families cope with debilitating illnesses that have not given them the ability to enjoy childhood. The reason National Jewish Health is the only medical facility in the world dedicated to groundbreaking research and treatment is because of its founding fathers (and mother). Over 100 years ago Frances Wisebart took up the cause to help those with respiratory disease. Since her death others have stepped into the spotlight to make sure this Denver based hospital continues to help children and adults in need of cures and treatments for ailments that have undermined their ability to live normal lives. That is the reason for the upcoming benefit called, “Cocktails for a Special Cause.” The event is being held at the beautiful Seagate Country Club in Delray on Saturday, October 17th. The evening will be filled with the joy of optimism along with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, an auction and emcee. There will be a presentation from Maya Patel, a former patient, and Dr. Jonathan Malka.

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There’s a saying that if you want the best treatment you have to go where the best professionals are in residence.

Dr. Malka is a pioneer in South Florida for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric asthma, allergies and immunology. He completed his fellowship at National Jewish Health and is now the Director of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology at Pediatric Associates. Dr. Malka’s main goal is to help children and their families understand the reasons for their allergies and take steps to control and potentially eliminate allergic reactions. Patel’s story is a compelling one, yet hopeful. She had a serious case of eczema since early childhood and it rendered her unable to live a normal life. “I couldn’t go outside and be with my friends because of my skin condition. I also had to miss school many times because the sores were so painful. I had eczema on my elbows, behind my knees, my eyes and shoulders and it never went away. National Jewish Health helped me so much that I can now live a normal life. I am 90 percent cured.” One person who is thrilled to see Patel’s miraculous journey to good health is Dr. Erwin Gelfand, Chair of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health. “Maya is an example of the excellent outcomes that occur when our team of allergists, pulmonologists, pharmacologists and psychosocial experts focus on the whole child and share their different perspectives to develop a comprehensive plan for each patient.” That is exactly what Dr. Malka is doing right now in Aventura, Florida. “There is an epidemic of food allergies affecting the lives of children today. At National Jewish Health we have the best doctors and staff doing research and clinical studies. Because of this dedication (and the results) it has made me want to help children in Florida.” Dr. Malka stresses that the disciplinary approach to treating eczema and skin condi-

tions helps make successful diagnoses and treatment. “The skin is the largest organ in the body and we look at the child as a whole. When you see a child smiling after treatment it changes the way they look at life. We change the quality of their life. There is no other place that can give you that. It’s not just the skin; it’s the whole person we treat. Our practice in Aventura has grown over 100 percent since I arrived here three years ago.” Public Affairs director William Allstetter also sees the miracles that surround this wonderful institution. “The changes I see in kids’ lives after they come to National Jewish Health (for the Pediatric Day Program) is so compelling. They come every week from around the country to heal the eczema that so dominates their lives.” Over 200 guests are expected to attend the 2015 fundraiser “Cocktails for a Special Cause.” Proceeds from the event will support NJH, including National Jewish Health for Kids and the Child Life Program. The event also includes a new “Joining Hands” Sponsorship Program that allows guests to donate in support of specific pediatric needs in the Child Life Program at this Denver-based hospital. “Cocktails for a Special Cause” is getting support from South Florida residents and a 30-member committee. Co-chairs for this years’ event are Lori Banikin and Lisa Jensen. They welcome everyone from near and far Palm Beach, Broward, Miami and beyond. For more information about National Jewish Health, please call Victor Levitt, Regional Director at 561-477-5400 or visit Tickets are $125 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please contact Stephanie Ballman at 561-4775400 or or visit


Special Cause Joining Hands for

National Jewish Health for Kids Saturday, October 17, 2015

6:30 p.m.

An Event Benefiting

National Jewish Health


Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital in Denver, National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

Guest Speakers Maya Patel

Jonathan Malka, MD

Grateful Patient National Jewish Health

Director, Allergy & Immunology Pediatric Associates | Miami, Florida

The Seagate Country Club 3600 Hamlet Drive, Delray Beach, Florida Open Bar | Hors d’Oeuvres | Catering Stations | Live Entertainment | Auction For more information, contact Stephanie Ballman in our Florida Regional Office at 561.477.5400 or | September 2015 71

special feature ║ MINTFIT

Fitness Results You Desire At



by nicol jenkins

photos by melissa korman

While we always hear the phrase “age is just a number,” no one else knows it better then the members at MintFit gym! Their fitness level and determination to transform all physiques proves it. Fitness has no limits and no requirements to begin. All it takes is one step into MintFit to realize that for yourself.

What makes this gym unique and distinct is its warm and welcoming feel from the moment you enter. MintFit is a boutique style gym where its staff and trainers are adamant about making their members feel at home and comfortable. “We strive to get to know our clients on a real personal level. Our members are seen as family here and we hope to make them feel that way.” MintFit is far from your ordinary gym where members can get lost in the crowd of weights and machines. Their staff and trainers take the time to get to know each member and their fitness goals. The trainers are more than willing to guide you, teach you and enjoy the journey alongside you whether you’re just starting to workout or you’re a seasoned athlete. Transforming bodies is one of the main focal points at MintFit, says physique expert and professional fitness trainer, Ashley Sica. Having been in this business for

Mint Boxing with trainer Carolina Romero

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The only thing we take serious is fitness

15 years, Ashley knows the ins and outs of how to help anyone of any age reach their goals. Both men and women at MintFit find that their challenges are nothing more than a stepping stone to a new style of life. Just ask long time member Shanaz Deifendorf, “I was entering my 40th year at the heaviest and most unhealthy weight of my life. I lacked energy, stamina, and motivation to workout. I reached out to MintFit with a renewed commitment to

my health. They prescribed at 360-degree approach to weights, cardio and clean eating. By my 40th birthday I was 16 lbs lighter, and also gained 6 lbs of muscle. I had my energy, optimism and health back in check!” “What makes us unique is that we are a results oriented gym. If you come here to workout, your body will change,” says Sica. It doesn’t matter if you’re a personal training client, class participant or come to

One on one personal training available

workout on your own. “We get results. But the most important thing is that we get our clients to believe in themselves, which is the first step to achieving optimal results. We teach our clients how to maintain their results for a lifetime and that they are not just here for a “quick-fix!” MintFit offers several ways to get in the best shape of your life. Besides providing personal training, MintFit has over 25 group fitness classes per week ranging from our specialty Mint Conditioning classes to Pilates, Boxing, Mint Cardio, Lunch-Time Crunch Time and the oh so popular Booty Bootcamp! MintFit truly offers something for everyone! While changing lives and bodies is their forte at MintFit, they also love to give back to the community. They regularly hold and participate in various events in and around the community. Some of their regular charity events include a yearly Squata-thon for the Gift of Hope, a local breast cancer charity that raises money for women who have lost their job because of on-going cancer treatments. MintFit also received an award for the biggest participation for the AVDA race, a local charity to fight domestic violence. Their last event also raised hundreds of dollars for the American Heart Association. MintFit believes that you get back everything that you put out there. “We love to change lives on all levels,” said Sica. Come see for yourself. MintFit will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 19th from 8 am to Noon and showcasing free classes, a DJ, health-related vendors and much more!

JAW MEET FLOOR Branding. Marketing. Web. / 561.450.6721

MintFit 111 East Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-274-7477 | You can also visit their Facebook page.

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special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

Finished First in Fun Again Delray Beach Cleans Up at SUNsational Awards BY STEPHEN CHRISANTHUS Photo by Norman Karl Garrett Photography


The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA), which recognizes the state’s best events, recently announced the winners of its annual SUNsational Awards during its 21st annual convention and tradeshow.

The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative received four awards, Festival Management Group was awarded six awards, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce picked up two and the Delray Beach Center for the Arts walked away with one, for a total of 13 awards, proving for another consecutive year that when it comes to showing the public an awesome time no one can compete with Delray Beach events. “To compete against such talented organizations from all over the state makes winning a real honor,” said Stephanie Immelman, Executive Director of the Delray Marketing Cooperative. These winning teams are responsible

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for some of the most popular events in the Palm Beach county, including the Lighting of the 100ft Christmas Tree, Garlic Fest, the Delray Affair, and Delray Beach July 4th Celebration. There is always something fun and exciting going on in Delray Beach and the creative energy of these event producers and the variety of activities keep people coming back. Nominations were accepted in nine categories: Printed Materials, Outdoor Advertisement, PR / Media Campaign, Photo, Promotional Item, T-shirt, Broadcast Media, Multimedia Marketing and Programming. Each category included three budget levels. Nominations were judged by a blue ribbon

panel representing media outlets, printing companies, website designers, photographers, promotional marketing professionals and social media experts. FFEA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting and promoting more than 3,500 festivals and events. “The SUNsational Awards have recognized and celebrated the talents of our members for more than two decades,” said Suzanne Neve, Executive Director of the FFEA. A new season of award winning events is around the corner as the summer winds down and the holiday season approaches. Coming up next is Grove week in October. This event celebrates the arts in Delray Beach’s hip Pineapple Grove art district. Here are just some of the fun activities which will be going on that week. Tuesday, October 13th: Contacts & Cocktails at the Hyatt Place, Explore Hyatt Place (Sleep No More hotel) Wednesday, October 14th: Drum circle at OSS Park by NE 2nd St. – possible unveiling of new mural Thursday, October 15th: Unveiling & ribbon cutting of the new PGAD sign and pocket park Artists Alley Open Studios night with bands & food trucks Friday, October 16th: DBCFTA Free Friday Night Concerts highlighting the Grove Saturday, October 17th Art Walk starting at GreenMarket So come out and get your Grove on, it’s sure to be a great time!







To purchase tickets visit or call (561)| September 266-0003 2015 75

special feature ║ Atlantic Avenue Retail

Changes on the Ave...


By linda brown

Is Atlantic Avenue Changing? You bet. After a decade of receiving national and even international recognition, Delray’s Main Street has become a hot real estate commodity with eye-popping sales and asking prices for landmark properties including the George Building (home of The Green Owl and Huber’s) Doc’s and the historic Sundy House.

A quick trip to Loopnet shows how hot Delray’s market for commercial real estate has become. And it’s not just the Avenue that’s become popular but off the beaten path neighborhoods ranging from Artist’s Alley and south of the avenue to North Federal Highway and South Federal Highway are suddenly red hot. Some recent sales and asking prices: The George Building—sold this spring for $19.5 million. The family owned George Buildings, at 326 and 400 East Atlantic Avenue, were last acquired in 1914, Howard Bregman of Marcus & Millichap said in a statement. Combined, the buildings total 19,855 square feet and half an acre. They were listed in October for $21.5 million. “Tenant demand and development continue to rise in Delray Beach and the revitalization and redevelopment of the Delray Beach Art District has helped transform the area into a major tourist attraction,” Bregman said. Tenants of the buildings include Kilwin’s Chocolates, Huber Drugs, Real Eyes Optics, Green Owl restaurant and a consignment store called Second Time Around. 200 block Southeast Fifth Avenue—In October, 2014, Samar Hospitality of N.Y. spent $2.54 million for a 39,000 square foot lot for a hotel project. Properties on North Federal Highway are trading at over $1 million an acre and recently landmark buildings including a parcel next to Hand’s Stationary and the former Mercer Wenzel building sold for handsome figures. Properties on North Swinton including Doc’s and an

office building next to the Delray CRA are also asking prices that only a few years ago were unheard of. Proponents say the high prices are indicative of a strong and healthy city, a downtown desirable to investors who see long term value. But others are concerned that a bubble is forming and they worry that rents—now topping $100 a square foot in some locations—will drive independents off the avenue. If land prices are also high in Pineapple Grove and long Federal Highway, that will limit the ability of independents to relocate and or establish new businesses nearby. “You can’t stop progress,” says Brianna Hughes, who vacations in Delray often and has changed her winter visits to summer vacations to avoid high hotel prices. “I like what I’m seeing; having some national retailers won’t kill the avenue.” Others aren’t as sure. “I don’t want it to turn into a mall,” says Brian Wexler, a fan of The Green Owl. “To lose this place to a Victoria’s Secret would be tragic in my opinion. I don’t know what if anything can be done, but it would be sad to see.” Other cities have faced similar situations.

Charleston, South Carolina, often held up as an example of a city that has done a remarkable job with historic preservation is inundated with chain stores on its landmark Kings Street. Downtown Aspen also saw nationals move in to replace mom and pop, but according to locals the nationals are now leaving given an opportunity for mom and pop to come back. Some locals think this will be a phase, albeit a somewhat painful one, to watch. Those in this camp believe even the nationals won’t be able to sustain $100 plus rents in a downtown that is still seasonal in nature. Others think a blend of national retailers and independents is ideal, giving shoppers a reason to come to Delray other than for food, beverage and festivals and giving local retailers the foot traffic they need to survive. Time will tell but in the meantime there’s no doubt that the Avenue is in transition.

CREST THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SEASON Ticket Sales Open September 1st

2015-16 Main Stage Series


2015-16 Special Events A CHRISTMAS CAROL

NOV. 20-22 | Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2 & 8pm; Sun, 2pm

December 16 | Wed, 2 & 7pm This new adaptation of Dickens’ classic is a spectacular musical with a heavy dose of humor -- starring award-winning theater veteran, Scott Severance.

The UK's top Jive & Swing band!

Music by such greats as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and others.

BRAD ROSS: Unbelievable!


December 26 | Sat. 8 pm International star illusionist, Brad Ross has been hailed as magic’s hottest star!

DEC. 18-20 | Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2 & 8pm; Sun, 2pm This ALL NEW show remixes hits by The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and others. This singing sensation is full of personality!

LIVE FROM NASHVILLE JAN. 15-17 | Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm A century of hits by some of America’s most iconic songwriters are performed by proud alumni of The Grand Ole Opry. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing show with the music that made this country great!


January 27 | Wed. 8 pm JOHNNY RODGERS and LEE LESSACK “revisit” the iconic concert performed by Simon & Garfunkel in New York’s Central Park on September 19, 1981.

IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE February 13 | Sat. 8 pm


FEB. 5-7 | Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm The award-winning Slow Burn Theatre makes its Crest Theatre debut with a show that’s two musicals in one! This 8-time, Tony nominated show (including Best Musical), features two acts of love and intrigue.

“Smart, sophisticated, downright hilarious”-- TimeOut Chicago.

Based on one audience suggestion, this company of players creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes!

THE STARS OF FOREVER TANGO FEB. 19-21 | Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm The “best of the best” from the sold-out Broadway engagement includes some of the world’s best Tango dancers and renowned musicians in a thrilling showcase of the art of Tango!



March 1 | Tues. 8 pm Electrifying, high-energy, rock and roll with America's Premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan. “Rave On is the best Buddy Holly show out there”--Tommy Allsup, Grammy Award winner and Buddy Holly’s lead guitarist.

MAR. 5 & 6 | Sat. & Sun. ONLY at 2 & 8pm


Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta and packed with legendary hit songs from the Bee Gees along with new songs written for the show.

TERRY BARBER: Around the World in 80 Minutes

April 2 | Sat. 8 pm This internationally acclaimed countertenor is known for his extraordinary range, vocally and stylistically. He’s a past member of the Grammy winning group, Chanticleer.

For the Crest BROADWAY CABARET SERIES (Jan.-Apr.), the ROBERT D. CHAPIN LECTURE SERIES (Jan.-Apr.), and for tickets, visit or call 561.243.7922, x1 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach 33444

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture All dates, times, programs subject to change without notice. | September 2015 77

special feature ║ HISTORY

A Romp Through Septembers Past By LINDA BROWN


September. Best known in Delray Beach for the three h’s. Hot. Hazy. Humid. And don’t forget, September is also the height of hurricane season.

Atlantic Avenue west of the railroad tracks in 1900. (Courtesy Delray Beach Historical Society)

Not much happening right? Guess again. We took a walk through history and found that Septembers past were actually very interesting. Join us as we glance at Septembers going all the way back to 1911, our beginning as a town. September 4, 1911 A meeting was held at the Ladies Improvement Hall to discuss incorporating the Town of Delray Beach. At 7 p.m. 57 voters cast ballots, 56 in favor, one cast a blank ballot and voila…we were a town. Dr. J.R. Cason proposed a town seal, a plain circle with the words “Town of Delray, Flor-

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ida incorporated A.D. 1911” was approved and then they moved on to name a mayor and aldermen, a clerk and a marshal. J.S. Sundy was named mayor with 53 votes. W.W. Blackmer became clerk, J.M. Walker became Marshal and T.M. McRae, J.R. Cason Jr., J.W. Acton, J.S. Wuepper and H.J. Wackermen became aldermen. You may recognize the name Sundy (as in Sundy House) and Cason (as in Cason Cottage). Skip ahead to September 1918 The big issue of the day was electric lights and the scarcity of oil. Mayor E.H. Scott was concerned and asked citizens to conserve and a motion was passed to shut the street lights off at 8 p.m.

every night. Residents had until 9:30 to shut their lights, except Saturday nights when they were given to 11 p.m. So much for nightlife! We fast forward to September 1933 when the hot issue was puttying the windows at City Hall. A bid was awarded for $11 to a Mr. Guptill—no word on whether he was the lowest responsible bidder. In September 1945, a special meeting of the city council was held to determine what to do about a local bakery that violated the setback rules. The attorney for the baker assured the council that his client did not intentionally

violate city rules. The baker offered to tear down a five foot portion of the building to make amends and the council voted to accept the deal. Part of the motion was to hire a new building inspector, a man named Victor Croft. In September 1955 Elvis was making a name for himself, but the city council --which now included Catherine Strong-(later the city’s first female mayor) was more concerned about the library’s budget, which was $20,060. The legendary C. Spencer Pompey asked the mayor for a swimming pool to accommodate the teen center. The request was taken under advisement. Millage was set at a whopping 22 mills. In September 64 Beatlemania was in full swing. But Mayor Al Avery had different priorities than four mop tops from Liverpool. The city pool needed repairs totalling almost $3,800. And the city needed to spend almost $12,000 to buy police cars (plural). Earl Wallace Ford was the dealer. In September 74 the nation was concerned about Watergate, but in Delray May-

or James Scheifley was dealing with weeds on Federal Highway (mentioned by council member and future mayor Leon Weekes) and the performance of the Police Department, a concern mentioned by Commissioner David Randolph, who would also serve in the 90s. The budget, totaling $10.2 million was passed. In September 1988, City Commissioners were grappling with the beautification of East Atlantic Avenue. A major concern: fears that newly planted palm trees, once “unwrapped” would brush car windshields with their fronds. There were also concerns expressed about county traffic performance standards that if enacted would force the city to widen Swinton Avenue. September 1995… Delray is starting to percolate as commissioners hear about plans for the Musician’s Exchange to move to Delray in a location now housing City Oyster. The Friends of the Sandoway House was formed with a targeted opening date for the Nature Center of June 1997. In a sign that North Federal Highway may

be rejuvenated, Commissioners approved the 133 unit Kokomo Key development. In September 2005, a decade ago, Commissioners heard a detailed presentation on plans for a new Old School Square Garage. Hope was expressed that the top of the garage could be used for events and that the park being planned adjacent to the garage would be a vibrant park enjoyed by residents year round with programming and shade for visitors. Concerns were expressed that the park shouldn’t be dead space smack dab in the middle of town, but a piazza like setting full of life and enjoyment. Contracts were awarded for a renovated park in Lake Ida and to improve the Mike Machek Boy Scout Hut and Park on Lake Ida Road. A moment of silence was held for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Commissioners also approved the Seagate Hotel which has become an Avenue landmark. So as you can see September, often referred to as the cruelest month of the year in Florida, is actually a pretty interesting time—at least in these parts. | September 2015 79

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

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Names Rob Steele as President/CEO Bill Branning, Chairman of the Board of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, recently announced the appointment of Rob Steele as President and Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit visual and performing arts center that is the anchor of the city’s dynamic cultural community. He succeeds longtime CEO Joe Gillie, whose last day is September 30th. In making the announcement, Branning stated, “Joe took the reins of this organization in its infancy, and under his leadership, developed a cultural center that provides a total arts experience for the community and at the same time, generates continuous economic activity for our downtown. Our nationwide search for his successor aimed to identify a proven leader with the ability build on these successes and raise the Center to even greater heights. Out of almost 100 applicants, Mr. Steele stood out as the right person with the right skills, talent, experience and energy. He has a unique background that includes a master’s degree in business administration as well as a successful track record of developing strong non-profit organizations through strategic planning, collaboration, and community engagement. We’re confident Rob will continue to move the Center forward, and welcome him to the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.” Steele comes to Delray Beach from Pennsylvania, where he spent the last 10-years as executive director of the Williamsport Community Arts Center, a 2,100-seat, state-of-the-art performing arts center that bills itself as “one of the top venues on the Eastern Seaboard.” Under Steele’s leadership, the Community Arts Center implemented event analysis and fee negotiation practices, marketing strategies and guest service enhancements that effectively doubled ticket sales in only two years; initiated a community outreach that increased the number of local and regional partners

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from 10 to more than 200; facilitated a systematic upgrade of all technical systems and protocols; and successfully devised an endowment campaign in 2010 that generated more than $5 million in gifts and bequests. William J. Martin, Board Chairman for the Williamsport Community Art Center, told the local newspaper that Steele has done an extraordinary job in making it a more “community-minded facility … There’s something going on at the arts center about 250 days a year. It’s a very busy place and I attribute that level of activity to Rob’s initiative and his ability to engage people in the community.” Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Steele spent five years as executive director of the 576-seat civic auditorium in Tecumseh, Michigan, and had previously been both a successful restaurateur and an executive vice president of a Michigan-based national bank & trust. “Joe Gillie has been the champion in establishing the Delray Beach Center for the Arts as a premiere arts institution in South Florida,” says Mr. Steele. “My goal is to honor, preserve, and extend the rich traditions he has established.” “Community outreach and coordinating broad-based collaborations with local organizations has become one of the hallmarks of my career,” he adds. “It is my expressed desire to reach into every corner of the market served by the Delray Beach Center for the Arts to engage new audiences, create lasting partnerships and serve the cultural needs of this vibrant and diverse community.” “The arts are without question an economic engine, and Delray Beach stands as a magnificent example of this reality,” says Steele. “That is why I am committed to keeping a constant eye on the relationship between what we do on the Old School Square campus and how it can help stimulate the local economy.” Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary

Rob Steele

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

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A Man For All Seasons On The Artistic Calendar By Diane Feen


Photos by melissa korman

The stars have aligned so much in his favor you would think that Joe Gillie had astrological superpowers.

But his superhuman powers are a byproduct of his internal creation, not something he has possessed through armor or muscles. “I always plotted my goals and objectives. I knew I wanted to be in a Broadway play and a TV show so I worked really hard,” said Gillie who got a job on a soap opera one day after he called the casting director. That’s the way it is with this overachiever who will be exiting his post as President and CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts after 25 years. But to those who know Gillie, there’s no such thing as his imprint dispersing into ether. “I will miss Joe’s physical presence dearly, but I know his spiritual presence will be everywhere we look. His DNA is part of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Joe is creative, energetic, talented, expressive, sensitive and thoughtful, but the one attribute that makes Joe who he really is, is his genuine kindness. It’s his core and all else streams from there. He just radiates goodness,” said Frances Bourque, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of DBCFTA. A lot has happened to the cultural arts – and to Delray Beach – since Gillie took the helm of this cultural institution. Their budget was a mere $250,000 and now it’s $3 million. They had 20,000 guests in 1992 and now over 10 million have flocked to the DCFTA for concerts, plays, the museum and outdoor pavilion. If a man is always seen in the light that is refracted by his presence, then Gillie is a veritable power source. He has been responsible for the daily operations of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, including all programs, education projects, grant writing, development, future construction and renovations. And the results have been spectacular. The Center has won local, state and national awards for preservation, innovative arts programs, and has been called the catalyst for the ongoing Delray Beach renaissance. Personally Gillie has also scored big. He received the 2001 Ken Ellingsworth Award for Community Involvement (from the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce), the Mary Beth Treen Award from the

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Performing Arts Exchange for excellence in presenting, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters (South Florida Chapter) for leadership and excellence in the arts. Gillie has not only left an imprint on the cultural landscape of Delray larger than King Kong’s, but his legacy encompasses more than just the diameter of the concrete under his feet. Before moving to South Florida he performed in the first national touring company of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” choreographed by Tommy Tune. He spent three years singing, acting and dancing his way across America in this Broadway show (850 performances in all). He also learned a few things from the legendary Mr. Tune. “Working with Tommy Tune was better than any classroom. He was loving and caring and helped us to succeed. I learned that helping others succeed also helped me succeed.” That might be one reason that Gillie has spent time speaking to school children and teaching others important life lessons. He taught Drama and Public Speaking at Lynn University and was a performer, scenic artist and Public Relations Director for The Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton. Gillie also had the lead role in the play “Promises, Promises” at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre and received a Carbonell Award nomination for his lead role. Not only did Gillie perform in major regional and repertory theatre companies but he also had an impressive modeling career. “I modeled for Nike, Jantzen and Pendleton. I also studied, learned and tried new things. You never want to limit yourself or build obstacles in life. There’s no such thing as a problem, there are challenges. A problem is something you have to solve, but a challenge is something you can rise above and soar beyond.” Perhaps that is the reason Gillie has been known to ride alongside his troops, rather than walk ahead of them. The door to his office is always open and he is adamant that listening to others (and sharing) is as important as making decisions. “I’m not a typical leader; I don’t sit behind a desk telling everyone what to do. I’m out in the trenches with my staff. When the theater opened in

1993 Gloria Adams and I were cleaning the bathroom floor (in our formal clothing) to make sure it was perfect for our guests.” Gillie’s good manners and gentility are part and parcel of his upbringing in rural Virginia. Born in Danville, Gillie was the son of a Trailways Bus driver who drove from Danville to Washington DC every other day for 38 years. “My dad was so caring and patient – I owe a lot of my patience and persistence to him.” Gillie’s mother was one of nine siblings (who adored Joe) and made sure her three sons were raised in a proper Southern Baptist home. “I had to polish my shoes on Saturday for church on Sunday. The church was

the focal point of my youth - I went for 13 years without missing a Sunday.” Gillie also attended a weekly bible study group that discussed a variety of topics as well as etiquette and respect. “We were taught about values, the difference between right and wrong and that your actions have consequences.” Bill Branning, Chairman of the Board of the DBCFA, is very familiar with Gillie’s actions. “Joe has an uncanny ability to see things as they can be not how they are. What would be just a dream for some people he makes a reality. Joe helps others and has a ‘can do’ attitude that is upbeat and positive. Without Joe Delray would be a different place, the DBCFA

has been instrumental in the renaissance of the downtown.” He’s also been a pied piper for those seeking solace and sustenance in the cultural arts. “Life should be about discovery – we allow our guests to experience that sense of wonderment and discovery.” Gillie is also an avid (and accomplished) painter and photographer and is currently working on a children’s book. While some people slow down as they get older, Gillie is rising up to meet the new tide. “When you retire you don’t stop, you re-fire. I’m not going to sit on the porch and rock, I’m going to be rocking and rolling.” | September 2015



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dining ║ restaurant review

Food To Swoon Over


1 1/4 LB Maine Lobster

By Diane Feen photos by melissa korman


South Florida is not known for its terrific Chinese restaurants. And rightfully so. But hidden in a small shopping center just North of Atlantic Avenue on Military Trail is China Gardens, an authentic Chinese restaurant that has been delighting diners for the past 30 years.

At the helm of this busy operation is Steven Han, who was born in Hong Kong and educated in restaurants in both the US and his native land. With wife Kitty, Steven makes sure that the food is always fresh and patrons are always happy. You don’t have to convince regulars Artie and Delores Kaden. They have been coming to China Gardens for the past 21 years and are smitten with the food and the owners. “Everything is great here; the owners are really on the ball and they know how to run a restaurant. I love the Roast Pork Chow Fun and my wife enjoys the orange chicken and lobster Cantonese,” said Arties who comes with Delores to China Gardens at least once a week. Life at China Gardens is quite sweet. Not only in the sweetness of dishes such as the Sesame Beef, juicy spareribs or Orange chicken, but in the guests themselves. Some come 92

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Kitty & Steven, owners

a few times a week and are like family to both the owners and each other. Take Bill Ching for instance. Ching has been coming to China Gardens three or four times a week for the past 17 years. He relishes the camaraderie of both the guests and the host. “This is the best Chinese restaurant when you consider the portions, the quality of the food and the prices. I like to order sesame beef with veggies or Chow Fun with Pork. I also enjoy their grilled salmon dish with black bean sauce, asparagus and green beans. There’s a warmth and friendliness about this place, the owners really want you to be happy,” said the former coat buyer and outerwear salesman who lives near China Gardens and is half Chinese. While Ching was finishing his Sesame Beef, Leonard Hagan rushed into the restaurant to pick up a large takeout order. The Long Island native was in Florida visiting relatives and decided to stay longer than planned. When he and his family were hungry they turned to Steven to pave the way for culinary sustainability. “This is our favorite Chinese restaurant. I love it here and so does my mom. We love the food because it’s so fresh and Steven knows what I want. I really like the whole fish served with ginger and scallions,” said Hagan. That’s the magic at this homey restaurant with the turquoise leather booths and Oriental theme –no one is a stranger. The phone rings off the hook day and night with customers calling for a delivery of their favorite China Gardens dishes. Steven seems to know them all and asks about their families and what’s on their minds. There are two TV’s on the wall (one in each room) yet the TV is not the center of attention. Cell phones are not in view as well, and everyone seems intently focused on their favorite China Gardens dishes. Steven gets his vegetables fresh every day and is a stickler for fresh tasty beef, flank steak (that is excellent), Chilean Sea Bass, spare ribs, chicken, shrimp and dumplings. There are many other favorite dishes on the menu, but one thing for sure, each one is prepared individually to order so that sauces are fresh and dishes are served piping hot. They don’t use MSG and will prepare your food to your liking. If you like your food spicy – no problem – that’s how you’ll get it. If you like simple food without spices or salt Steven will make sure your preference is met. There are other perks as well. When you buy one glass of wine you get the second one free and the Early Bird special is available from 3pm to 10pm. They have Lo Mein noodle dishes, diet choices, as well as The

Peking Duck

Fresh Chinese Bok Choy

Cashew Chicken

Eggplant with Shrimp

Beef with Broccoli

Happy Family, a variety of fish dishes, walnut shrimp or chicken and dozens of other favorites. They also have excellent spareribs. The meaty ribs are so sweet, tender and tasty you’d think they were made by the Gods. The Early Bird Special comes with your choice of soup (wonton, egg drop or hot and sour) an appetizer (egg roll, chicken wings or Egg Foo Young), an entrée and a choice of chicken fried rice or white rice, dessert and tea. Also popular are their fried noodles that sit on the table in a bowl, but are usually empty when guests depart. If you ask Marianne, who has been coming to China Gardens for the past 16 years, she’ll tell you about her love affair with those crispy noodles. “I love this restaurant and I really enjoy the crispy noodles. No one has them like this – I find them so good. I also love the soup and the fla-

vor of all the food here – especially the Eggplant with onions and garlic.” China Gardens also specializes in catering and will cater your next party or business event. They deliver anywhere from 441 to A1A between Boca Raton and Boynton Beach and offer desserts such as Chinese egg doughnuts and Fried honey bananas. Come to where Chinese food is celebrated and friendship is revered. The food is excellent and the sauces, entrees and appetizers are fresh every day and made to your perfection. You won’t be disappointed – Steven promises you that! CHINA GARDENS 14402 South Military Trail Delray Beach, Florida 561-498-5226 | September 2015



dining ║ recipe

DamiOn D. Foulkes

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ingredients (serves 4)

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4 potatoes Cajun seasoning Flour Chicken broth white wine butter truffles

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In a pan sauté lamb in flour until slightly brown. Take out of pan, add mustard and dip in breadcrumbs. Drain oil from pan and put lamb back in pan with chicken broth. Put in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until done. Steam broccoli. Slice potatoes and toss with olive oil and Cajun seasoning to taste. Place potatoes on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. In a sauté pan, toss mushrooms and cook with butter. Add white wine and cook until the alcohol has evaporated. Add demi glace, salt and pepper to taste, and drizzle with truffle oil or truffles if available. | September 2015


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bru’s Room 35 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3663 BurgerFi 6 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-9590 Burt & Max’s Bar & grill Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-638-6380 Cut 432 432 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-9898 Dada 52 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-330-3232 De La Tierra - Sundy House 106 S Swinton Ave, DB 561-272-5678 Deck 84 840 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-665-8484 Doc’s All American 10 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-278-3627 Donnie’s Place 60 NW 5th Ave, DB 561-243-9996 Ellie’s 50’s Diner 2410 N Federal Hwy DB, 561-276-1570 Fifth Avenue Grill 821 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-265-0122

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

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

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


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

Shula Burger Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons DB, 561-404-1347 Smoke Inn BBQ 8 SE Atlantic Ave., DB 561-330-4236

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lilo’s 814 E Atlantic Ave, DB. 561-272-8049 Longhorn Steakhouse 1562 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-278-1944 Max’s Harvest 169 NW 2nd Ave, DB 561-381-9970

The Porch Restaurant 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-303-3647 Tryst 4 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-921-0201

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

Asian/Sushi/Chinese Buddha Sky Bar 217 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-450-7557

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

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

Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joseph’s Wine Bar 200 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-272-6100

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

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

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

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

Continental/Greek Apeiro Kitchen & Bar 14917 Lyons Rd. Delray Marketplace 561-501-4443

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

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

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

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

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt & Gelato 418 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-894-8230

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

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

Puro’s Cigar 777 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-6118

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

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

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

Café De France 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140 Caffe Martier 411 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-7790 Carpe Diem 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140

Coffee/Dessert Ben & Jerry’s 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3112 Coffee District 325 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-455-0541

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

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D’Angelo Trattona 9 SE 7th Ave, DB 561-330-1237 Il Bacio Restaurant & Lounge 29 SE 2nd Ave, DB, 561-865-7785 IL Contadino Ristorante 165 NE 2nd Ave, Pineapple Grove, DB 561-330-0004 Il Girasole 1911 S Federal Hwy, DB, 561-272-3566

Latin/Caribbean Bamboo Fire Café 149 NW 4th Ave, DB 561-749-0973 Cabana El Ray 105 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-9090 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

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

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

El Camino 15 NE 2nd Ave, DB. 561-865-5350

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

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

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

Pubs/Clubs 3rd & 3rd 301 NE 3rd Ave, DB, 561-303-1939 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 N2 Winebar 104 NE 2nd Ave The Hyatt Place 561-278-6802 O’Connors Irish Pub 210 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-0022 Pepe’s Hideaway 1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db 561-276-3570

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

Sandbar 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364

Vic & Angelo’s 290 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9570

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 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

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

Checkers 450 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9939

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

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

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

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

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

Domino’s Pizza 142 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-330-0002 Dunkin Donut’s 37 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-1196 Famous Market Deli 6570 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-495-8590 Jersey Mikes Subs 455C NE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-8949 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 1911 S. Federal Hwy DB, 561-243-1100

Tea-Licious Tearoom 4997 B, W Atalantic Ave, DB. 561-638-5155 The Café In Paradise 140 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-3434 The Green Owl Restaurant 330 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7766 Tony’s Deli Breakfast, Lunch, Hero’s 301 W. Atlantic Ave DB, 561-276-1749

Boca raton American 13 American Table 451 Palmetto Park Road, Boca 561-409-2061 Abe&Louis Glades Plaza 2300 W. Glades Road, Boca 561-447-0024 The Addison 2 E. Camino Real, Boca 561-372-0568 Boca Wings & Ribs 2257 North Fed. Highway Boca 561 391-9110 Boca Muse 7136 Beracasa Way, Boca 561-367-1133 Boca Pita Express 7158 Beracasa Way Boca 561-750-0088 Bogart’s Bar & Grille 3200 Airport Road Boca 561-544-3044 Boston Market 7020 Beracasa Way, Boca 561-392-2795

Bogart’s Bar &Grille Muvico Palace 20 3200 Airport Road Boca 561-544-3044 Brewzzi Glades Plaza 2222 Glades Rd. Boca 561-392-BREW (2739) Cheesecake Factory 5530 Glades Road. Boca 561-393-0344 Cottonwood Café 90 Royal Palm Place, Boca 561-353-2233

J. Alexander’s 1400 Glades Road. Boca 561-347-9875 Kathy’s Gazebo Café 4199 N. Fed. Highway. Boca 561-395-6033 Kee Grill 17940 N.Military Trail. Boca 561-995-5044 Madison’s New York Grill 2006 NW Executive Center Circle. Boca 561-994-0808

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

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

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

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

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

Miller’s Ale House 1200 Yamato Road. Boca 561-998-9142

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

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 | September 2015


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rack’s Downtown Eatery 402 Plaza Real. Boca 561-395-1662

La Tre 249 E.Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-392-4568 Lemongrass Asian Bistro 101 Plaza Real South. Boca 561-544-8181

Rebel House 297 E Palmetto Park Road. Boca 561-353-5888

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Tomatoes 7110 Beracasa Way, 561-750-3303 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 100 100 September September 2015 2015 ||

Japango 3011 Yamato Road. Boca 561-999-1263

Sushi Thai 100 NE 2cnd St., Boca 561750-4448 Sushi Yama 7055-33 W Palmetto Park Road. Boca 561- 362-6416 Tempura House The Reserve-9858 Clint Moore Road. Building 561-883-6088

Brio Tuscan Grille 5050 Town Center Circle. Boca 561-392-0344 Casa D’Angelo 171 E Palmetto Park Rd. Boca. 561-996-1234 Cote France Café 100K Plaza Real South, Boca. 561-955-6021 Casimir French Bistro 416 Via De Palmas #81, Royal Palm Place, Boca, 561-955-6001 Josef’s Table 5030 Champion Blvd. Boca 561-353-2700 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 Matteo’s 233 S Federal Hwy. Boca 561-392-0773 Meatball Room 3011 Yamato Road. Boca 561-409-4111

Uncle Tai’s Shops at Boca Ctr-5250 Town Ctr Circle. -Boca 561-368-8806

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

Yokohama Sushi 60 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-392-9328

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

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

Italian Arturo’s Ristorante 6750 N.Fed Hwy. Boca-561-997- 7373

Carraba’s Italian Grill 6909 S.W.18th Street, Boca561-544-8838

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

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

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

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 Nino’s Italian Restaurant 7120 Beracasa Way, 561-392-9075 Peace a Pizza Shoppes at Blue Lake-1200, Yamato Rd. Boca 561-998-Best (2378) Pellegrino’s Ristorante 3360 N Federal Highway, Boca Plaza, Boca Fl. 33431 561-368-5520 Renzo’s of Boca 5999 N. Fed. Highway. Boca-561-994-3495 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 Mexican Senor Burrito 513 N.E 20th Street Boca 561-347-6600 La Rosa Nautica 515 NE 20th St. Boca, 561-296-1413 Rocco’s Tacos 5250 Town Center Circle. Boca 561-416-2131

City Fish Market 7940 Glades Road. Boca 561-487-1600 McCormick&Shmick’s University Commons -1400 Glades Rd. Boca. 561-394-2428 Truluck’s 351 Plaza Real. Boca 561-391-0755 Deli/Cafés Ben’s Deli Kosher The Reserve-9942 Clint Moore Rd. Boca 561-470-9963 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

Preventative Medicine Women’s and Men’s Health Complete Annual Physicals Treatment of Common and Complex Medical Conditions Highly Trained and Friendly Staff

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

Nurse Practitioner who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics.

Toojay’s 3013 Yamato Road. Boca 561-997-9911 Toojay’s Gourmet Deli Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca-561-241-5903 Rustic Cellar Royal Palm Place409 S.E.Mizner Blvd. 561-392-5237 Boca-561-392-5237


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MISC ║ ask the petxpert

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Did you know Food, Herbs, and Botanicals are Medicine?


e have known that food is thy medicine for millenniums. But do YOU know what individual foods, herbs and botanical products benefit you and your pet’s health? Well it is time you learn. Your canine and feline pets are carnivores. This means they MUST eat animal based foods. In nature, nothing cooks, renders, bakes or processes food ingredients. Nowhere is there a nutritionist that “balances” their diet. They do not shop at the local vitamin store for supplements nor do they have a stove, fire or microwave to cook their food. They, in nature eat raw, unprocessed animal based foods. Sorry, but this is the dead truth. If your cat or dog escaped today, this is what and how they would survive in the wild! I know it is tough to view your cute little Maltese, Yorkie or Poodle as a wolf but that is essentially what they are. Funny looking I agree, but physiologically it is a fact. Their carnivore digestive system is not designed to digest corn, soy, pea protein, potato product, buckwheat or any other plant material. In the wild,

they would never shop at a vitamin store for supplements. The necessary supplements are all provided from nature. They will drink from streams, ponds, lakes and puddles with green scum on them or chew on grass or weeds. The green scum are the micro algae’s such as Spirulina and Chlorella that we pay a premium for our own health. If it is a puddle, it may be sitting in a particular patch which will make it an herbal tea. Did you know that Chlorella is a super detoxifier that can actually rid the body of toxic side effects from prescription drugs? Did you know that botanicals like Pau d’Arco, Wormwood, Black Walnut Hull and Quassia Bark used as a tea or powder are natural treatments for heartworm, intestinal parasites, cancer and other internal ailments worldwide? Did you know that superfoods such as raw honey and Pau d’Arco can be used as an antibiotic? Did you know that, when made as natural teas or from fermenting in a puddle, Blessed Thistle, Tumeric, Ginger, and many other plants can cure a fever, cure an upset bowel, balance an immune system and even eliminate cancer?

Nature has provided everything we need to stay healthy. Medicine is all manmade. What do we really know? We are guessing by using patented drugs with horrible side-effects that most often do not cure anything. It was actually written in the Bible. God gave us what we need to cure and prevent everything. This is not about religion but about what nature gives us. The old time medicine dealers and healers used to go from place to place with their wagons of herbs and botanicals and sometimes even mix it with moonshine or alcohol. This is the same concept as most liquid remedies today, and they would heal. It is now time to seek those that follow this path, whether retail, health food or medical to clean your body and to heal both you and your pets in a more natural way! Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr. Diane Sudduth, DVM co-own Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach and co-host radio show. Their 40 years in the animal field has provided them with unparallel vision and information which they pass to their clients daily. They can be reached at Fiesta Pet Deli, 954-971-2500, or 800-940-7387.


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MISC ║ Feen on the Scene



BY diane feen

Sometimes in life you just have to pare down your life. Get rid of the old to make room for the new.

And as someone with four dozen hats in varying sizes and colors I thought it is time to throw one in the ring. Not the bathtub ring but the presidential arena. Since there are 17 Republicans running for office and only five Democrats, someone has to even the score. And besides, I will have the best platform - Christian Louboutins of course. Those red soles are made for walking (but can be made to run in this situation) and the Lycra in my clothing will help me move quickly on my feet (provided I take off my Louboutins). I will tell the American people I want to be president because there are not enough newspapers to employ all the good writers. And, there are some domestic issues I need to clear up and resolve. Why, I ask you, does a 75-year-old man need to marry a 30-year-old woman? She may have more energy than a 60 year old, but is she really going to use it to clean the kitchen or do laundry? No, she’s going to be out buying Louboutins and getting her roots done. Even if she is his soul-mate (tsk tsk) is it good for his heart to gaze into her soul that often (that’s her chest not her soul sir). There are standards we need to meet – not just in negotiations with Syria and Iran, but on the home front. I’d like to start in the grocery store. It’s downright disappointing to open a large billowing bag of potato chips only to find that half of it is filled with air. Air is great, don’t get me wrong. But I will try to reserve it for breathing and flying on Air Force One (champagne will only get you so far in this tense political playing field). Just recently Jeb Bush, the former gov-

ernor of Florida said he will take nothing for granted and that he will run with heart. You darn right he will run with his heart, without it he won’t get very far. Doesn’t he know that he needs a heart and a pumping aorta if he wants to walk, let alone run! Lindsey Graham also has a strategy that I agree with. “I want to be president to protect our nation that we all love so much from all threats foreign and domestic,” I agree with him. The biggest foreign threat I see (at my Temple especially) are beautiful Asian and Russian women marrying all the eligible single men in town. With hair that looks like silk it renders some of us older domestic models looking like lampposts. Good personality and all – it’s a moot point. Former Governor Mike Huckabee also has an idea to hang his hat on for the big job in the white house. “I know that there is a difference between making a speech and making government accountable to the people who pay for it.” You’re darn right. At last count the people who paid for it are the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson. If that’s the case then throw away your windmills and solar panels and start thinking of ways to make eye makeup and kitty litter with coal. Rick Perry also has some interesting things to say about his run for president. The former Texas Governor (with the thick nerd glasses that make him look smart) says this about our country’s future. “Leadership is not a speech on the Senate floor. It’s not what you

say. It’s what you have done.” Hmm an interesting thought – if he can remember what that is. Lincoln Chafee, former Rhode Island Governor is also running for the big house. He said he enjoys challenges and that we have many of them facing America today. He’s certainly right. Have you tried to get a parking spot in front of Steinmart in West Boca Raton or on Atlantic Avenue in Delray at night? Those are just some of the challenges that I hope our next president will resolve. As for me I will be working with Mr. Louboutin to figure out a way to balance my torso in his shoes that render my platform so compelling.

*The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of Atlantic Ave Magazine. This article is for entertainment purposes only.

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ARTS ║ Beyond the Business Card

Throughout the nation the word interesting has rarely been used in conjunction with local chambers of commerce, 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 Norman Karl Garrett Photography

YPAD is hot right now, and no I’m not referring to a new Apple tablet. The Young Professionals Association of Delray, known simply as YPAD, is a popular local organization for young professionals age 40 and below, and it has been growing in numbers. The organization which launched in 2014 through the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce has been on a mission to provide real opportunities for its members through a variety of fun events. Monthly activities vary and include socials, speakers, entrepreneurial group discussions and mentorship opportunities. YPAD keeps the scenery changing with venues that have ranged from popular restaurants to boats, and even Santa’s House. Events are open to members and non-members so you are encouraged to attend and become part of the next generation of Delray Beach’s business community. Get to know this driven and interesting group. Let’s start with the Board: Kilburn Sherman, Christopher Ballerano, Stephen Chrisanthus, Kim Bentkover, Jena Luckman, Elizabeth Burrows, Lauren Palmieri, and Tayanna Russ.

In photo from Left to Right:

Stephen Chrisanthus I once lived in Mexico and owned a bar on the beach

Kilburn Sherman

I married my high school sweetheart, we’ve been together for 12 years now

Elizabeth Burrows

In 1998, I served as a youth member of the host committee that welcomed the First Lady of Tanzania to Delray Beach, and performed for her with my dance group.

Kim Bentkover

Jena Luckman I interned at the Florida senate in high school.

Christopher Ballerano I play the drums and used to tour up and down the east coast/Midwest in a band.

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misc ║ Relationships

He Said/She Said:

Dating Profile Do’s and Don’ts By Robert V and Marie T

He Says:

Okay guys, so you have decided to take the cyber dating plunge and test the virtual waters in what we all know is a very deep and potentially dangerous pool. Well, relax and take a deep breath. I am here to tell you the things you do not, under any circumstance include in your profile and the absolutely, even if it’s not true, things you do include. Do’s 1. Use the words “romantic, chivalry, oldfashioned” and “ respect” liberally throughout your profile. In fact, make sure one of these words is in every sentence. They don’t even have to be in context, they will subliminally resonate with the fairer sex. Big time bonus points for using several in the same sentence. Use these words and you will overload the sites’ email servers with your inbox. 2. Love animals. Even if you can’t stand them, you must be able to accept the unconditional love of a ferret (dog, cat, skunk) or how can you possibly accept the highly conditional and fickle love of a woman? 3. Express your desire to make the world a better place. So what if you are just talking about starting Monday Night Football an hour earlier? It’s all subjective and relative and in my opinion, the world would be a better place with a more east coast friendly start time. Just saying.

Don’ts 1. Do not under any circumstances refer to yourself in the third person. This is ultracreepy and a sure fire door closer, nay door slammer. Also, do not assign a nickname to any part of your anatomy. What? I was talking about your feet. Geez, you guys are sick! 2. Do not disclose that you live with your parents. You can tell her later that they are invalids and you gave up your penthouse on the beach to be their caregiver, because that’s how you treasure those who are important to you (including you, baby). 3. Do not describe your ideal match as “hot, built, stacked” or a “Megan Fox look alike”. I mean, really. Nothing screams Shallow Hal more than a list of Angelina Jolie parts in your soul mate wish list. Instead,

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use words like “loyal, family-oriented, well grounded” and the ever-popular “comfortable in your own skin”.

She Says:

Ladies, we can all use a little guidance on writing an On Line Dating Profile. Here are some of my suggestions that may help in piquing the interest of a more compatible mate. Do’s 1. Choose a profile name that will attract the type of man you are looking for. For example, calling yourself a “Princess” may imply you are searching for a Prince or Knight in shining armor. Ahhh...that elusive fairy tale the little girl inside us wishes for, but let’s face it - we are grown women and we want grown men. And, it may also make you seem high maintenance before first contact! 2. Keep yourself description short. That section “About Me” can be intimidating to write. Either you say too much or too little. And the verbiage you use can draw or put off potential candidates. You also run the risk of sounding just like every other profile. I mean how many times have you read “I love romantic walks on the beach, traveling, and dining out”. I mean, seriously. Doesn’t everybody? 3. Be honest. It’s very simple. Embellishments and exaggerations that go too far are called...insert drum roll here...LIES! And let’s

face it, this is no way to begin. Be honest in your description of yourself, and also in what you are looking for in a potential match. Dont’s 1. Avoid using words that make you sound unsure of yourself. No one likes a Debbie Downer. You shouldn’t come off as a relationship failure or a victim. Negativity isn’t attractive. Phrases like “I don’t know what to write” or “My friends made me sign up” are just lame - even if they are true. 2. Don’t make demands on the type of person you’re looking for...this is not a shopping list. Beginning a sentence with, “you must be...” or, “I’ll only date someone who is...” immediately turns off the person reading your profile. There are better ways to describe the qualities you’d like in a partner. 3. Try not to dwell on the things you don’t like. If you have definite deal breakers, mention one or two - the rest should be left up for discovery on your initial contact or first date. Smoking is a deal breaker for me, and I have no problem mentioning it. But I also have a few others that may not be politically correct to mention on a profile - and I reserve those for that first phone call, or date. Questions/Suggestions? Contact us at info@atlanticavemagazine, subject He Said/She Said. We’d love to hear from you! | September 2015 107

Leisure ║ brain teasers


1. Head men 6. Calculate 10. Assisted 12. Stuff 14. Pancakes 16. Palm-like 17. Illustrative craft 20. Capital of Zambia 22. Prunes 23. Female name 25. Crushing teeth 27. Strike lightly

28. FBI agents (1-3) 29. Recaptured 31. Fight 34. Raging 36. Golf clubs 38. Taxes 39. Fits of rage 41. Tibetan porter 44. Flowing water 46. Been supine 47. Boring tool 50. Trade route

52. Seconds 53. Ruffian 55. Timber fungus (3,3) 57. Legal science 58. Pertaining to a cone 59. Balkan country 61. Arches 62. Insurgent 63. Flower parts 64. N Puerto Rico city


ANSWER TO this PUZZLE will be printed next month.

1. Esteemed South American 2. Taxicab 3. Small mountain 4. Intense hatred 5. Detecting device 7. Kilocalorie 8. Lowermost deck 9. W Idaho city 11. Called 13. Of occult character 15. Person who skates 18. Frolic 19. Necktie clip 21. Smells 24. Grunts 26. Truth

30. Genuflects 32. Arranges in groups 33. Toughened 35. Republic in SW Asia 37. Defames 39. Roof covering 40. Person who saws 42. Size of type 43. Reply 45. Spoiled 48. Cry of exultation 49. Sudden forward thrust 51. Hooligan (Brit) 54. Essential point 56. Stratum 60. According to (Fr) (1,2)


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: “D” = “E”

ANSWER TO sudoko will be printed next month.



enigma solution will be printed next month.

enigma solution from LAST MONTH “Sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors, than from his virtues.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The Entrepreneurial City


Richard Florida published “The Rise of the Creative Class” in 2002. The book influenced a generation of mayors, planners and economic developers with a premise that cities that attracted “creative class” workers---those who used their minds to earn a living would thrive in the 21st Century.

I remember being at a US Conference of Mayors meeting about two years after the book was released. Florida was the keynote speaker and his address electrified the crowd of mayors from cities ranging from Delray to San Francisco. We literally raced downtown after his speech to scarf up his book. I remember beating the mayor of Burlington, Vermont to snag the last copy. (I felt badly about that and also about his winters). Florida’s research and thinking became influential in Delray and others cities as we strived to build places attractive to creatives. While the term “creative class” is not as ubiquitous as it once was, Florida still swings a big bat among urban policymakers. He recently wrote about a new study by personality psychologists Sam Gosling and Jason Rentfrow which seeks to determine how cities can attract entrepreneurship. The results are interesting and relevant to Delray and Boca—two cities that have interesting pedigrees when it comes to entrepreneurship (the PC was invented here) and aspirations as well. Basically, Florida and his colleagues lay waste to the tire canard of trying to build the “next Silicon Valley.” The conventional wisdom is to combine a top-notch research university, with smart people and venture capital shake hard and you get results. Not necessarily, cautions Florida. Silicon Valley’s secret sauce does include a great university, tons of talent and lots of VC money, but it also has something else—an entrepreneurial culture. Florida’s new research names five personality traits of the Valley; which serves

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as a good template for cities seeking to grow entrepreneurial economies. The five traits are: 1. A culture where people have the drive and resilience to overcome obstacles; 2. Are open to new ideas; 3. Are able to connect with people; 4. Are able to build and lead teams; 5. Are able to get things done. Higher rates of entrepreneurship occur in places where this kind of entrepreneurial culture interacts with and connects to local knowledge and talent, Florida wrote. “It’s about a culture of openness and curiosity where there is sufficient human capital and resources to fuel innovation,” Rentfrow writes. According to the study, Florida (the state not the person) is among the regions in the U.S. that has this culture along with the West Coast and parts of the Rocky Mountains. He also notes that knowledge (talent) and money alone does not translate into more entrepreneurship if the culture is devoid of the five traits. “It is the distinct “entrepreneurial culture” of a region, the combination of culture and knowledge, which facilitates entrepreneurial success,” Florida concludes. “So take heed, mayors and business leaders: It will take a lot more than establishing tech transfer programs at research universities, upping the amount of local venture capital, or creating new incubators to encourage entrepreneurship. Deep down, it’s also about attracting the right kinds of people and boosting a location’s entrepreneurial mindset.”

Food for thought—I would also venture to say that local government can try and adopt these entrepreneurial traits. Ask yourself whether your city has drive and resilience, connects with people, is open to new ideas, can build and lead teams and can get things done. | September 2015 111

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