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City People

MITCH KATZ concert reviews

Dave Matthews gwen stefani locals only

in the news delray under $50 happenings fashion

what ru wearing

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SPECIAL Features

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REgulars From the Editor City People - Mitch Katz

LOCALS ONLY In The News Under The Spotlight Delray Under $50 Happenings

pictures

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On The Ave In The Pineapple Grove Arts District

entertainment

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Gotta Know Gotta See Gotta Hear Gotta Read Concert Review - Dave Matthews Concert Review - Gwen Stefani

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health & beauty

44 Pain Relief - Injured in an Auto Accident? 46 Dermatology - Medical Microneedling 48 Your Dental Health - Let’s Be Wise About Wisdom Teeth 50 Body Beautiful - Back to School, Back to YOU! ►

Special features

64 Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament 66 Delray Beach Preservation Trust 70 Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative 72 Old School Square ►

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fashion What RU Wearing®

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MASSAGE HEIGHTS DELRAY PLACE

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Blings & Things

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BEACHCOMBER ART

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DIAMONDS EAST INTERNATIONAL

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the salt suite

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Sundy House

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Purgreens Restaurant

Discover The Bliss

Get Noticed Wearing Unique Accessories Fresh From The Sea Brilliance On Hand Breathing Easy A Hidden Gem for Every Occasion From a Local Tower to Your Table dining

88 Restaurant Review - IL Contadino Ristorante 90 Recipe - September Is National Fruit And Vegetable Month! 92 Guide ►

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misc Pet Spotlight PetXpert Humor - Getting Older Humor - Five Simple Yoga Stretches for a Public Toilet Stall

Publisher David Mizen Editor Yvette Roulette Contributing Editors Diane Feen, Skip Sheffield, Nicol Jenkins Art Director Fabio Passere Designer Eduardo Passere Senior Sales Executive Harvey Lustig Photographer Melissa Korman

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from the editor

Welcome to the September edition of Atlantic Ave Magazine!

T

he lazy days of summer are almost over, and we pre-

pare to welcome back our season of visitors, tourists, and snowbirds!

This month our City Person is Commissioner Mitch Katz. We

learn how he implemented transparency in City Government by streaming Board Meetings via the internet and recording them for future reference. He also began an Employee of the Month

program as a morale booster, holds quarterly Town Hall meet-

ings, and hosts Coffee with Commissioner Katz sessions...and he can book you a vacation too!

Our Restaurant Review is Il Contadino. Head Chef Michael

Menna is always ready to whip up whatever your taste buds de-

sire - special requests are his specialty. Everything is made fresh on the premises and with his large collection of wines, he can

compliment your meal with the perfect bottle. Read our review and make a reservation!

Not sure what to do on Labor Day? Check out what’s going on

in our All America City, host a BBQ , and pick up a few conversation tips on the history of Labor Day.

September is National Fruits and Vegetables month! Check out

our recipe page for delicious ways to prepare fruits and veggies! I’ve made all the dishes and they are AMAZING!!! Until next month...

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Contacts & Cocktails

Joel & Jeff Dash from Dash Travel were gracious hosts at the August Contacts & Cocktails evening. They hosted the event at The Delray Surfing Museum at 255 NE 6th Ave in downtown Delray. With over 150 in attendance, new contacts were made and many business cards exchanged. The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce volunteers were on hand to assist and direct attendees. Dash Travel 504 E Atlantic Ave. 561-498-8439 www. dashtravelandcruises.com

Joel & Jeff Dash

Tennis - Day 8 - Final Sunday - USTA National Clays Delray Beach

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Championship and final round consolation matches are complete at USTA Clay Court National Championships in Delray Beach for Boys 18s and 16s. Congratulations to our trophy holders and the spirited field who continued to prove this to

be the toughest Gold Ball to conquer. The action was as impressive on the court as the camaraderie was off the court. Boys 18s Singles Sebastian Korda (Bradenton, FL) d Alexandre Rotsaert (Boca Raton, FL), 6-4, 6-1 Boys 16s Singles Lukas Grief (Evansville, IN) d Jenson Brooksby (Carmichael, CA), 6-1, 6-1 Boys 18’s Doubles Zeke Clark (Tulsa, OK)/William Genesen (Tulsa, OK) d Andrew Fenty (Washington, DC)/Jason Legall (Palm Coast, FL), 7-6, 7-6 Boys 16s Doubles Blake Croyder (Marietta, GA)/Bradley Frye (Overland Park, KA) d Drew Baird (Holly Springs, NC)/Lukas Grief (Evansville, IN), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Seek in The City Scavenger Hunt

Thank You For Getting in on the Hunt! Congrats to 1st Place Team: Real Housewives of Lake Ida

This year’s event raised $9,000 already! Donations are still being accepted! Help support Delray education initiatives including the Campaign for Grade Level Reading (it costs $20 per child to provide books during the Summer). Visit www.seekinthecitydelray.com to DONATE & see team photos!

September 2016 C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Drive

C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Pantry has a location at 141 S.W. 12th Avenue in Delray Beach is holding a Food Drive. Their continued page 10


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January 2016 food drive raised over 5,000 lbs. of food. Knights of Columbus #13338 Food Drive (Non-Perishable Food) On September 24-25, 2016 at Emmanuel Catholic Church 15700 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach, FL 33484 (561) 496-2480. Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday September 24th. 7:30 am to noon on Sunday September 25th.

Posh Properties is Pleased to Announce the Addition of Another Outstanding Agent!

background in both residential and commercial real estate transactions, title, and foreclosure law, Alison attributes several factors to her success as a real estate professional: passion, professionalism, and commitment to client service. Alison graduated from University of Miami School of Law in May 2012 and was selected as a member of the University of Miami Business Law Review. Alison Meyer, Realtor Posh Properties 107 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-330-4731 954-868-8810 alison@poshflorida.com

3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit AVDA

Alison Meyer, a practicing real estate attorney, is an agent with Posh Properties and a member of the Florida Bar. With a

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Boca-Delray Masonic Lodge #171 F&AM will hold its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on September 17 at Boca Lago Country Club, 8665 Juego Way, Boca Raton. The tournament will feature 18 holes of golf, a BBQ lunch, awards and a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA). Boca-Delray Lodge #171 has been doing charitable work in the area for over 100 years. Each year, the Lodge selects a deserving nonprofit organization as its Flagship Charity. This year’s organization is AVDA.

Since 1985, AVDA has been providing a safe haven for thousands of victims of domestic abuse. Adults and children are provided with 24-hour, 7 days a week emergency shelter, crisis counseling, food, clothing, individual and group counseling services. The BBQ lunch will feature Miami Dolphins cheerleaders, and the Silent Auction will feature sports memorabilia from the Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Miami Heat, Joe Gibb, 3 times Super Bowl winning Coach of the Washington Redskins, NFL Hall of Fame and owner of Joe Gibb Racing, NASCAR, a 3 nights, 4 day cruise from Celebrity Cruise and some interesting surprises, as well. The cost to participate is $150 per player, or $600 per foursome. Guests may attend the lunch and participate in the auction without playing in the golf tournament for $40 per person. Space is limited. Hole sponsorships are available for $150 for an individual or $700 including a foursome. For more information, please contact Michael Strauss at 561-302-2740 or by email at charity@bocadelray171.org. To play in the tournament, call Sal Musumeci at 954-871-6018. For more information, visit www.bocadelray171.org and click on the golf banner. continued page 12


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Boy, 12, Meets Lifesaving Bone Marrow Donor For First Time

An emotional meeting of a 12-year old bone marrow recipient and his heroic donor marked by tears of joy took place during the Gift of Life Marrow Registry Campus Ambassador Program Symposium banquet on August 9, 2016 at the Boca Raton Marriott. Marrow recipient Airius Blaser was only three and half weeks old when he was diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), a hereditary condition that causes a malfunction in the immune system, leaving the sufferer open to chronic infections from common bacteria and fungi. Blaser’s childhood was spent in and out of hospitals undergoing chemotherapy, multiple surgeries and the par-

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tial loss of a lung. He wasn’t able to attend school outside the home. A worldwide search was initiated to try and find a compatible donor for the little boy who only wanted “to be a normal kid.” A match was eventually found in the Gift of Life registry. Donor Rachel Amar joined the registry in 2009. September 2014, Amar donated bone marrow through a short surgical procedure. After the transplant, Blaser began to recover, but still needed a boost for the transplant to really take hold. Amar donated again in December 2014. Blaser’s recovery began in earnest, and he is now able to ride a bicycle and go to school. The first year after the transplant, donors and recipients may not meet or learn each other’s identities. The Blaser family came to Florida from Illinois to meet Airius’ donor. Over 130 college students witnessed the dramatic introduction. These students will run donor recruitment drives across the United States during the 2016-17 academic year. “Around two years ago I got the call from Gift of Life telling me that I was a match. I gave bone marrow and later went through the stem cell procedure,” said Amar. “I didn’t think it was such a big deal at first, but after meeting him I realized, wow, this is such a huge thing! A little thing like that [a cheek swab] could save someone’s life.

I saved a little boy’s life.” To learn more about Gift of Life Marrow Registry, visit www.giftoflife.org.

2017 South Florida Garlic Fest Poster Artist & Artwork Announced!

18th Annual South Florida Garlic Fest February 10 - 12, 2017 John Prince Park, Lake Worth, Florida www.sflgarlicfest.com

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Rebecca Loveless of Delray Beach, Florida - Inspiration behind this year’s Garlic Fest artwork! Rebecca was discovered by Garlic Fest organizers during a recent Delray Beach City commission meeting and after a brief introduction, was invited to be the 2017 Garlic continued page 14


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Fest Poster Artist. Rebecca’s inspiration behind the 2017 Garlic Fest painting “Big Garlic” was inspired by a classic Allman Brothers album cover, Eat a Peach. Loveless, who is a true southern rock fan, wanted to evoke a feeling of joy with this particular piece of art. “Color can speak volumes to the eye, I just want it to look happy”, Loveless shared. The artist frequently uses mixed mediums to convey her vision - “Big Garlic” is no exception. Charcoal, acrylic, and watercolor were all used in its creation. Loveless wanted to incorporate lots of intricate details to be appreciated by a careful eye, including a band, balloons, and even a tiny picket fence. Small flowers, fluffy clouds, and lots of love fill the canvas that transports the viewer to an idealistic and fantastical land including subtle representation that the “Big Garlic” party was moving north.

The Garlic Fest draws international media attention including a featured spot on the Food Networks “Unwrapped”. It has been featured in over 40 national magazines, two network appearances and countless hours of local media coverage. So Garlic Heads get ready to regale, rejoice, refresh and renew at the 18th Annual Garlic Fest on Feb. 10 - 12, 2017. For more information, visit our website at www.sflgarlicfest.com and don’t miss the “Best Stinking Party in South Florida”.

Get “Back in the Groove” at the Seagate Spa

Back in the Groove Spa Special ($352) is available through September 30 at the Seagate Spa in the Seagate Hotel. Guests can cope with the end of summer and begin to refocus for fall with a relaxing 50-minute Swedish massage, followed by a Frangipani Hair & Scalp Ritual and Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial. A manipedi combo and complimentary mojito put a refreshed pep in clients’ steps. As an added bonus to the spa or a standalone rate, Florida residents enjoy a staycation and save 10 percent off BAR (plus enjoy a $50 travel credit) with the Summer Florida Resident Rates through September 30. For more information call 561-665-4950.

Local Event Planners Bring Delray Beach to The Hamptons! 2017 Garlic Fest Poster “Big Garlic”

Rebecca Loveless, 34, raised in South Florida, graduated from University of Florida 2004, cum laude with a degree in Visual Art Studies. She then moved to New York to pursue a career in gallery work but was sidetracked when she found tattooing. Loveless apprenticed in Queens, NY and eventually returned to Florida in 2010. Recently, Loveless received attention when she opened the first tattoo shop of Delray in June 2016. Tradition Tattoo, located at 165 Avenue L in Delray Beach, opened in 2012 in Boca Raton, then made history by relocating to Loveless’s home in Delray Beach. Loveless has been featured in many local art shows and continues to stay active in her community.

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Luxury Event Planners, Sean Koski and Brian Kelly of Ticket2Events, help drive local South Florida business at Jill Zarin’s 4th Annual Luxury Luncheon EXPERIENCE NERVANA. Celebrity guests Jonathan Cheben of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Real Housewives of various syndications like Vicki Gunvalson (The OC) and Cynthia Bailey (Atlanta) we amongst many onsite at the event supporting the Palm Beaches. “This was our 4th year planning for Jill Zarin’s event, we wanted to share the wealth of The Hamptons with local brands we love,” says Sean Koski. Ticket2Events has been working with Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon since inception in 2013. “It was really awesome having Discover The Palm Beaches support the event, especially because we live here and also work here,”

says Brian Kelly. Chic Boutique, of Jupiter Harbor Side, Nervana, who’s co-founders all reside in South Florida, Bronze Buffer from Delray Beach, and Hallow + Plank were amongst the 80 brands invited to showcase at Ticket2Events’ Hamptons fête. The gift-bag featured over $5,000 worth of items from brands such as M Cushion, NEST, Ralph Lauren, LuMee, Supersmile, COOLA Suncare, FabFitFun, üllo and Powerboard. Attendees looking to spend in honor of St. Jude were treated to discounts from designer trunk shows like Marchesa, LoveThirteen, Chic Boutique, Hallow + Plank, Palaso Aspen, and Lyla Renai. Email: events@ticket2events.com for more information.

2016 Garlic Fest And Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest Bring Home Six State Awards!

The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) recently announced the winners of its annual SUNsational Awards during their 22nd annual convention and tradeshow. The Program recognizes members’ innovation, individuality and creative collaboration. “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. “We’re proud of our members and their events - and excited to recognize them in this way each year.” 2016 Garlic Fest brought home ($250,000+ budget category): 1st Place for Best Commemorative Poster - Credits to Artist Ariel Celestino Hernandez of Hialeah, FL 2nd Place Best Photo - Credits to Aaron Lurie, VMA Studios, Delray Beach, FL 3rd Place Best Website - Credits RealTime Marketing Group, Delray Beach, FL 2016 Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest brought home ($50,000+ budget category): 1st Place Best Photo - Credits to Aaron Lurie, VMA Studios, Delray Beach, FL 2nd Place Best Facebook Campaign Credits RealTime Marketing Group, Delray Beach, FL continued page 16


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’m originally from New York and I relocated to Delray Beach more than thirteen years ago. Continuing to follow my passion for an already successful profession as a New York Realtor, I immediately acquired my Florida Real Estate license. What originally began as part time summer work, during my college years, for the family real estate business, turned into a profitable choice after I retired from a lucrative career of laddering High Net Worth Municipal Bond Portfolios on Wall Street. Choosing to work with Posh Properties was an obvious and an easy decision for me. Aside from the qualities of strength, vision, and success ... the agents at Posh Properties inspire me every day to push the envelope in becoming an even more cutting-edged Realtor who exceeds my documented proven sales. The benefit of having my office in the heart of Delray Beach has positioned me in the center of all that I love ... waterfront, midrise, country club, or single family. Whatever you are considering, let’s talk. I would love to hear from you.

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Michelle Greenwald, Realtor Posh Properties 107 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-306-5676 561-330-4731 Mgreenwald@poshflorida.com

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was born in Brooklyn, NY - later moved to South Florida, and grew up in Delray. After the diagnosis of my mother with CLL and my Uncle with ALS, I began partnering with organizations to create fundraising events, raise awareness, and help others. That quickly turned into a career of Event Planning, leading my path to working TV, Film, and Events. I still wanted to create something special while giving back, so myself and someone dear to me decided to open our own company this past December. I then also discovered Silverball Museum. I was able to continue my dream, while helping the owners of Silverball create visions of making their dream a reality. Silverball started as an act of love from the Owner to his daughter- that was the ultimate selling point to me when I took this job, something I related to. I am currently the Events Director and Manager here at Silverball where I am fortunate to connect with many people, organizations, and the Community of Delray Beach. Silverball has enabled me to pursue my own growing company, as well as be a part of a family at Silverball that has the same ideals as my own. I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Dayna DiDomenico Silverball Museum 19 NE 3rd Ave Delray Beach, Fl 33483


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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.

’m on a whisky diet. I’ve lost three days already,” said Tommy Cooper, British pop comedian. I, too, fancy a good bourbon (and time traveling). My future library room will be complete with leather sofas, velvet slippers and a vat of this fiery-yet-smooth, honey-colored nectar, and I will never leave. Luckily for us, September is Bourbon Heritage Month (and my birthday month, cheers to me) and we have a local watering hole that is ready to fill our gullet and put hair on our chest. Park Tavern’s philosophy of “whiskey for your mouth, not for our shelves” encourages broad tasting options for their favorite spirit: whiskey. They have more whiskeys than you can shake a drunken stick at – 37 to be exact – and are available in 1 oz. and 2 oz. pours, or as an old fashioned (with sugar, bitters and twist of citrus). Treat your palate to Basil Hayden’s, 80 proof, for $6 for 1 oz. or $12 for 2 oz., or maybe the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2015 (don’t mind if I do), 100 proof, for $9/$18. If you want to get fancy, wet your whistle with the George T. Stagg Antique 2015, 138.2 proof, for $15/ $30, or the Four Roses Limited 2015, 108.5 proof, for $20/ $40. Whatever your big bourbon pleasure, you should be able to deliciously indulge yourself at this one stop shop. Park Tavern is located at 32 S.E. Second Ave. Visit www.parktavern.com or call (561) 265-5093 for a complete list of whiskeys.

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row tall or small, Alice, let’s try them all. September is National Mushroom Month and what bet-

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ter time to go mad. If you are looking for a shroomin’ good time, fall down the rabbit hole to our local hangout spot, Mellow Mushroom. Their Magic Mushroom Soup is one of my favorites and includes wine and herb broth, creamy Italian MontAmore cheese and topped with grilled shiitake, button and Portobello mushrooms and fresh chives for $3.99. Let’s move right along to the Righteous Portobello Reuben with grilled Portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, Bavarian-style sauerkraut with Thousand Island dressing on a crunchy rye hoagie roll for $9.49. If you prefer a pizza pie, get ready for the Holy Shiitake Pie with and olive oil and garlic base, shiitake, button and Portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella and MontAmore cheeses, drizzled with garlic aioli and black truffle oil and garnished with fresh chives and shaved parmesan for $24.99 for the large. No matter the culinary ride, Mellow is ready to take you on the trip. And, while we’re here, it’d be rude not to indulge in their mountain of draft and bottled beers. Head in on a Monday

for half-priced drafts and Tuesday for halfpriced bottles. Sounds good to me. Mellow Mushroom is located at 25 S.E. Sixth Ave. Visit www.mellowmushroom.com or call (561) 330-3040 for their detailed menu and nightly specials.

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ice, rice, baby. September is National Rice Month and is a perfect time to indulge in rice in its best form: wrapped around raw fish. Lemongrass Asian Bistro is one of my favorite local sushi spots and there is no better day when you can take lunch out of the office and treat yourself to a rollin’ good time. Take a chopstick stab at the sushi lunch with five pieces of sushi and four pieces of a California roll for only $9.95, or the double rolls special with your choice of California, spicy tuna, tuna, vegetable, avocado, salmon or cucumber rolls for only $9.95. If you are heading in for dinner, they’ve got more specialty rolls than you can count. Nod to our home state with the Florida roll, complete with tuna, salmon, white fish, avocado and topped with rainbow tobiko and spicy mayo for $13. Or, go out of this world for the sex on the moon roll with shrimp tempura, asparagus, avocado, scallions, eel, masago, seeds, inside out with


tuna and tempura flakes on top for $13. If you have room and want to go big, order the lobster monster roll with crispy lobster, cucumber, asparagus, masago, inside out with sesame seeds for $24. You can literally eat yourself silly, one roll at a time, and roll out when you’re done. Lemongrass Asian Bistro is located at 420 E. Atlantic Ave. Visit www.lemongrassasianbistro.com or call (561) 278-5050 for more information.

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1-30 Animal Feedings – Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat 10:30am, Sun 1:30pm- $5. Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1pm$5. Stingray Feeding –Tues-Sat 2:45pm; Sun 12:30 - $5. 561274-7263, sandowayhouse.org

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

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

1-30 Delray Yacht Cruises Daily Cruises – 1:30pm, Tues-Sun. Cool down this summer aboard the Lady Atlantic with a 2-Hour Narrated Sightseeing Cruise Discount Offer! Tuesday-Sunday at 1:30pm for $16 per person! Mention this offer to redeem! 561-2430686, delraybeachcruises.com 1-30 Sandoway Discovery Center Jr. Shark Biologist – Wed & Sun 3:15pm. Free. Designed as a mock shark study, students will be given the task

of collecting, examining their “sharks”, recording data and tagging. Ages: 5-12+. 561-2747263, sandowayhouse.org

1-30 Private Culinary Tours – Spoil your guests with a unique, one-of-a-kind Delray Beach foodie experience that will have them reminiscing long after the tour ends! For more info, 954-410-3177, SavorOurCity.com 1 First Thursday Site Tours – 11am-1pm. $5. Discover the fascinating story behind the creation of Old School Square! Tours begin in the Cornell Museum and are led by site docents. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

1 Old School Square Presents Silent Disco at the Fieldhouse – 9pm. $15. A high energy performance in a silent atmosphere! At this DJ dance party, the music is experienced through high quality, wireless headphones. 561-2437922, OldSchoolSquare.org 2 Old School Square Cornell Museum Open House – 6-9pm. Start your evening at the Cornell Art Museum, where you will see works in a variety of media by artists formerly located at Artists Alley.561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org 2 First Friday Art Walk – First Friday Art Walk is a selfguided tour held every month, from 6 - 9 p.m. Stroll through art galleries and working studios, and meet talented, local artists. Navigate your way

through the myriad styles of art in the Downtown Delray Beach Arts District: Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley. 561-243-1077, DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Events

2 Arts Garage Presents Albert Castiglia – “A Tribute to Chicago’s Blues Masters” - 8pm. $30-45. Contemporary Blues. The award-winning blues guitarist, singer and songwriter has been named “Best Blues Guitarist” by Miami New Times and has won several Top Blues Albums by Roots Music Report. His influences have helped him create his unique style of modern day blues with a traditional core! 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

2 Murder on the Beach Bookstore Booksigning – 7pm. Alyssa Maxwell will speak and sign Murder at Rough Point, $25. 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

3,10,17,24 Spady Youth Cultural Empowerment Program – $50. Gary Moore will lead youth through the development of an original art piece. Each youth will complete an art project that will be included in Moore’s Art Basel Miami display in December. 561-2798883, spadymuseum.com 5-7 Summer Smash Sectionals at the Delray Beach Tennis Center – Free. 600 top-ranked juniors in Florida! 561-330-6003, yellowtennisball.com

Greenlands 4,11,19,26 Store presents Organic Yoga – 11:30am by donation. Greenlands Health & Wellness. 561-921-4238, greenlandsstores.com

Greenlands 5,12,19,26 Store presents Tai Chi – 5:30pm at Greenlands Health & Wellness. 561-921-4238, greenlandsstores.com 6,13,20,27 Greenlands Store presents Vinyasa Yoga – 5:30pm by donation. Greenlands Health & Wellness. 561-921-4238, greenlandsstores.com

3 Arts Garage Presents Sean Chambers Band – 8pm. $30-45. Blues Rock. Britain’s Guitarist Magazinenamed the guitarist/singer with bluesy flair “one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century”, and USA Today claimed that Chambers “achieves the distinctly American blues/soul/ country/rock sound that the Stones used to aspire to long ago.” 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

9 Morikami Sushi & Stroll – 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! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden and you’ve got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks! 561-495-0233, morikami.org 9 Arts Garage Presents Ivan “Melon” Lewis & The Cuban Swing Express – 8pm. $30-45. Latin Jazz. The

Latin Grammy nominee is recognized as one of the most talented and influential pianists of his generation. He and his group of Cuban musicians create a fresh and original sound that guarantees to bring the house down! 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

10 Ride for the American Heart Association – $2040. Pedals up at 7:30am. Meet at Old School Square. 100% of proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. 561-2997481, laurenatchison@zmotion.org

10 Ride and Remember Trolley – 7-9pm- $25. Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! 561-2798883, spadymuseum.com 10,17,24 Murder on the Beach Bookstore Workshops – 10am-12pm. For details: 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

10 Arts Garage Presents John Daversa Big Band, Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of The Beatles – 8pm. $30-45. Jazz. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

11 Yoga Trance Dance at Project Mate Bar – 2:304:30. $15.Dance in a free style formatwith kindred spirits and dance lovers of all

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HAPPENINGS HAP stripes. Instructor led warm ups and cool down. Live DJ& guided movement throughout.561-245-1273, yogaboca. com/dance

14 Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) – 6:30 p.m., DJ Niko, Editor-in-Chief of Palm Beach Illustrated magazine will present Gloss Addition: An Editor’s Advice on Writing for Magazines. Refreshments. Murder on the Beach Bookstore. Esplanade Plaza, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Members free. Nonmembers $10. Email Michelle @ wnbasofla@gmail.com.

14 Murder on the Beach Bookstore Women’s National Book Association – 6:30pm. Listen to speaker DJ Niko on Gloss Ambition: An Editor’s Advice on Writing for Magazines. Free for members. $10 non-members. 561-2797790, murderonthebeach.com 15 Delray Yacht Cruises Steel Drum Cruise – 7-9pm. $25. Enjoy the sounds of the islands aboard the Lady Atlantic. With beautiful views of the intracoastal! 561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com

15 Artists Alley Open Studios – 6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. The Studios & Galleries in Artists Alley are open with the artists present. artistsalleydelray.com

15 - Chamber of Commerce Contacts & Cocktails – 5:15-7pm. $10-20. Join us at Deck 84. Enjoy cocktails, conversations and culinary delights. Don’t forget to bring your business cards for successful networking! 561-2780424, delraybeach.com 16 Arts Garage Presents Mack Sisters, Classical Pianists – 8pm. $30-45. Jazz. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

17 Arts Garage Presents Roosevelt Collier Trio: Jimi Hendrix Meets Funk – 8pm. $30-45. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

17 International Coastal Cleanup – 8-10am. Free. Make a difference by volunteering at the 31st Annual 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 17 Old School Square Cornell Museum Art Talk & Conversation with Joan Quinn – $15. Celebrity art patron and collector, Joan Quinn will share some amazing, personal stories of her experiences with some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists. 561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org 18 Murder on the Beach Bookstore Book Club – 3pm. The Sunday Sleuths will discuss A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny $14.99. murderonthebeach.com

19 Delray Yacht Cruises Onboard Paint Night – 7pm. $35. Enjoy cruising aboard the Lady Atlantic & Painting a Wine Glass class with local artists from the Art Obsession. Reservations required. 561-2430686, delraybeachcruises.com

20 Murder on the Beach Bookstore Book Club – 6:30pm. The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss Zoo Station by David Downing $9.99. murderonthebeach.com 20 Chamber of Commerce Presents Wine, Women & Wisdom – 5:30pm. $25-35. Join us for an inspirational evening with four wonderfully wise women. Representing the fields of Technology & Entrepreneurism, Television Media, Medical Science & Arts and Culture. Arts Garage. 561-2780424, delraybeach.com

23 YPAD Speed Networking – 5:30pm. Join the Young Professionals of Delray Beach (YPAD). Bring plenty of business cards, your 30 second elevator speech about the service or product you represent and be ready to meet several of South Florida’s rising profes-

sionals in an outstanding environment provided at Apeiro! DelrayBeach.com/YPAD

23 Arts Garage Presents Karina Iglesias – 8pm. $3045. Soul/R&B. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

24 Arts Garage Presents The Rad Tads – 8pm. $3045. Americana/Jazz/Chicago & Delta Blues. The Rad Tads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts, with a diverse style of soulful American music and influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and rock & roll. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

24-25 September 2016 C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Drive – We are 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. Our January 2016 food drive raised over 5,000 lbs. of food. Knights of Columbus #13338 Food Drive (Non-Perishable Food) On September 24-25, 2016 at Emmanuel Catholic Church, 15700 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach, FL 33484 (561)4962480. Times: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday Sept. 24th. 7:30 am to noon on Sunday Sept. 25th.

25 Old School Square Presents Cancer’s a Drag at the Crest Theatre – 6-9pm. $50-75. Narrated by radio show host, Tom Hantzarides, this sequin-and-glitterpacked fundraising concert tells the story of how music has

changed throughout the years. 561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

25 support the Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s – With Complimentary Breakfast & NO REGISTRATION CHARGE, starting at 7:30 am in the Mizner Park Amphitheater. ALL members of the family welcome; Together, we WILL end Alzheimer’s!! Register at Act.Alz. Org/2016BocaRaton or contact Sponsorship Chair, Pamela Polani at 561.496.4222/polani@ bellsouth.net.

29 Old School Square Presents Canvas & Cocktails – 7-9pm. The Creative Arts School has a fun, new art experience, where you can create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere.561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org  

Exhibits:

1-30 Dr. Seuss at Black Pearl Fine Art – On display or limited editions from Dr. Seuss’s private collection as well as Limited addition illustrations and bronzes. Black Pearl Fine Art, 514 E. Atlantic Ave. 561-501-7777, blackpearlfineart.com

1-18 Transcending Forms: Japanese Bamboo Baskets – For thousands of years, Japanese farmers and artisans have plaited woody grasses of the bamboo family into practical

containers. 561-495-0233, morikami.org

1-18 Shadows of the Floating World: Paper Cuts by Hiromi Moneyhun – The Kyoto born artist Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun has developed a unique artistic voice that combines traditional Japanese art forms and the bold intensity found in contemporary graphic illustrations. 561-4950233, morikami.org

1-December Delray Beach Historical Society Presents: Fish Tales – 6:30pm. $5. Thurs - Sat, 11am - 3pm. An exploration of area fishing! 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

16-Jan 2017 The Cornell Museum at Old School Square presents Fifteen Minutes – Andy Warhol once stated that “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” The Fifteen Minutes exhibition focuses on the idea of fame and different ways it can be interpreted through artwork. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation. 561-2437922, OldSchoolSquare.org

16-Jan 2017 The Cornell Museum at Old School Square presents A Life in Portraits – A Life in Portraits brings together worldcontemporary, renowned, American artists, spanning five decades, who have created portraits of art patron and collector, Joan Quinn. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation. 561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

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It’s Time to Turn Back the Clock. Experience a personalized ESPA facial for beautiful, youthful-looking skin, just in time for fall. Indulge in a personalized 80-minute ESPA facial designed to exfoliate, hydrate, and nourish skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a younger-looking complexion. Then, maintain the benefits of your treatment at home, with our complimentary ESPA product gift. Receive a complimentary Purifying Micellar Cleanser with the purchase of an 80-minute ESPA facial.*

To book your appointment, call 561.693.3478.

*Offer available for a limited time, while supplies last. State of Florida, Department of Health, Massage Establishment. License # MM 23691

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entertainment ║ gotta know

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NOW OPEN Purgreens Organic Restaurant Fit - Fast - Fresh Located inside the Purlife Fitness Center serving Farm to Table Salads, Wraps, Power Shakes, Juice Blends, Smoothies, Frozen Yogurt and more. Purgreens and Purlife Fitness Center is located at 45 NE 2nd Ave. The Pineapple Grove District, Downtown Delray Beach. 561-852-9200.

Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County

In 2011, a group of philanthropic women in our community established a charitable fund with the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties known as IMPACT 100 Palm Beach County. Since inception, Impact 100 has granted over $1.6 million to various nonprofits in southern Palm Beach County. Impact 100 now has over 500 women giving each year. IT’S TIME FOR THE MEN TO STEP UP AND DO THEIR PART! INTRODUCING IMPACT 100 MEN PALM BEACH COUNTY As someone who is active in our community, you will surely want to be a part of this philanthropic endeavor. It could not be easier to join. Please make your first annual contribution for $1,200 made payable to Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Mark in the memo: IMPACT 100 Men Palm Beach County Mail to: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, 700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. You can also pay directly on the website via credit card at www. yourcommunityfoundation.org. If paying by credit card, the total membership charge will be $1225. Your contribution is entirely deductible. Where does the money go? $1,000 will be donated to a local charity as part of up to a $100,000 grant; $100 is administration cost to the Community Foundation (our 501C3 partner) and

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AVDA Announces Two New Board Members

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. (AVDA) has announced that Gail Veros and Barbara Rodriguez will serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. Gail Veros has been a member of AVDA’s advisory board since 2012 and currently serves as Chair. Veros is also the co-chair of AVDA’s Heart of a Woman Committee and most recently co-hosted AVDA’s Girls and Pearls event, along with FAU’s First Lady, Carolyn Kelly. In January 2016, Veros was honored at AVDA’s Heart

of a Woman Luncheon. An advocate since 2006, Veros has held a number of fundraising events, raising thousands of dollars for and greater awareness about AVDA’s programs and services. Barbara Rodriguez moved to the South Florida area a few years ago and immediately felt a connection with the organization. Since then, she has donated her time and talent to bring positive experiences to the families at AVDA. “To see the kids’ smiles is priceless. It is our goal, through our interactions with the families, to bring them new hope and happiness,” said Rodriguez. “We treat them with respect, love and genuine care to inspire them to be strong, independent and empowered to follow their dreams.” AVDA’s growth reflects the dedication of the organization to empower victims of domestic abuse to enable them to live their lives independently and free of fear. For more information, visit avdaonline.org .

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

Delray Beach residents Bill and Lynn Abbate on vacation in Bermuda with Atlantic Ave Magazine.

James Fator and LYNN HANSEN just got back from a trip to Europe and of course they took a copy of Atlantic Ave Magazine with them. Picture shows LYNN hansen in Aix-en-ProvencE, France

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entertainment ║ gotta see By skip sheffield

Gotta See

September 2 “Morgan” is a horror-thriller by director Luke Scott and writer Seth Owens. Kate Mara stars as Lee Weathers, a corporate analyst who is sent to a remote, top-secret location to investigate a terrible accident involving a seemingly normal human named Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy). Maybe she’s not so normal. The cast includes Rose Leslie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Yeoh and Toby Jones. September 9 “Before I Wake” is a horror-supernatural thriller starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane as Jessie and Mark, a married couple who take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. The problem is, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. When Jessie and Mark explore why, Cody’s nightmares begin invading their life. Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok and Kyla Deaver provide support. Mike Flanagan (“Oculus”) wrote and directs. “When the Bough Breaks” tells the tale of John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chesnutt and Regina Hall), a young professional couple that desperately wants a baby. After failing to get Laura pregnant, they hire Anna, a perfect woman (Jaz Sinclair) to be a surrogate mother. Anna

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gets pregnant, but she develops a dangerous and psychotic fixation on John Taylor. Additional cast is Theo Rossi, Romany Malco and Michael K. Williams. Jon Cassar (“Forsaken”) directs. September 16 Tom Hanks is “Sully,” the steely veteran pilot who saved the lives of 155 passengers when his US Airways flight 1549 became disabled after takeoff from La Guardia when it struck a flock of Canadian Geese. With no power, Sully calmly glided the plane to a safe landing in the Hudson River. Clint Eastwood directs. Laura Linney plays Sully’s wife Lorraine and others are Anna Gunn, Aaron Eckhart, Autumn Roeser and Jerry Ferara. “Snowden” tells the true story of Edward Snowden, a hacker who exposed illegal surveillance by the National Securities Agency, and became one of the wanted men in the world in the process. Oliver Stone (“Wall Street”) directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, with Timothy Olyphant as a sympathetic CIA agent. Others are Shalene Woodley, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood and Melissa Leo. Renee Zellweger is back as Helen Fielding’s heroine in “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” Also back is Colin Firth as dashing Patrick Darcy, Jim Broadbent as Bridget’s dad and Sharon Maguire, who directed the 2001 original. Out is Hugh Grant. In is Patrick Dempsey as Jack, an American who charms Bridget, who finds herself fortysomething and single again. Is nothing sacred? “The Magnificent Seven” is a remake of the 1960 movie starring Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. That in turn was a remake of the Akira Kurosawa 1954 Japanese masterpiece “The Seven Samurai.” Let see how director Antoine Fuqua (“Southpaw”) and his cast of young bucks fare. They include Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia and Martin Sensmeier up against evil industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) in the town of Rose Creek. Remember how storks allegedly delivered babies? In the CG-animated “Storks” they have gotten into the global package delivery internet service with Cornerstone.com. Junior, the top delivery stork,

is about to be promoted when he inadvertently activates the forbidden baby-making machine, producing an adorable girl. Junior and his human friend Tulip must deliver the girl before the boss gets wise. The “Queen of Katwe” is the true story of a girl who sells corn in the streets of rural Uganda whose life is changed when she is introduced to the game of Chess. With the support of her family and community she sets about to become a Chess master. Lupito Nyong’o stars as Harriet Mutesi. David Oyelowa is Robert Katende and Esther Tebandele is Sara Katende. Mira Nair (“Amelia”) directs. We’ve known a few of these. Peculiar director Tim Burton is back with “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Jacob discovers a secret refuge and its residents with unusual powers. He learns safety is an illusion and danger lurks in hidden enemies. Asa Butterfield is Jacob Portman, with Aiden Flowers as his 10-year-old self. Eva Green is Miss Peregrine, Samuel L. Jackson is Barron, Terence Stamp is Abraham Portman and Allison Janney is Dr. Golan. The story is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs. Let’s guess, “Masterminds” is a heist movie? Right you are Johnny. Zach Galifianakis stars as David Ghantt, a humdrum armored truck driver who gets talked into a scheme by his work crush, Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig). David enlists the help of harebrained criminal Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and his band of baddies. Miraculously David makes off with $17 million, but the money falls into the hands of double-crossers. David must elude an inept hit man (Jason Sudeckis) and turn the tables on his traitors. Jared Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite) directs. Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are also featured. “Deepwater Horizon” tells the terrible but true story of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that blew and caught fire April 20, 2010, killing 11, injuring 16 and causing the worst man-made environmental disaster the world has known. Manly men include Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Dylan O’Brien. Equally brave women are played by Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson. Peter Berg (“Lone Survivor”) directs. The script is based on a New York Times article.


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entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear

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September 2 Arts Garage, 94 N.E. Second Ave., Delray Beach, kicks off September with local hero Albert Castiglia, guitarist and his Tribute to Chicago Blues Masters at 8 p.m. Friday, Septemner 2. Tickets are $30 general admission; $40 table and $45 premium seating. Call 561-4506357 or go to www.artsgarage.org. September 3 Sean Chambers plays blues/rock at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 3 at Arts Garage. Tickets are $30-$45 or $5 more day of show. Call 561-450-6357. September 9 Ivan “Melon” Lewis & the Cuban Swing Express entertain at 8 p.m. Friday, September 9 at Arts Garage. Tickets are $30-$45. Call 561-450-6357.

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September 10 Dig the music of The Beatles? John Daversa brings his “Kaleidoscope Eyes: The Music of the Beatles” show to Arts Garage at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 10. Tickets are $30-$45. Call 561-4506357. How about some thrash and death metal? Blind Guardian and Grave Digger bring plenty of both to Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale at 8 p.m. September 10. Tickets are $26.50 advance; $28 day of show. Call 954-4491025. September 13 Young Texas gospel and blues singer-guitarist-songwriter Leon Bridges performs at 8 at p.m. Tuesday, September 13 in the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach. Tickets are $37.50 advance, $40 day of show and $58.50 reserved seat. Call TicketMaster at 800-745-3000. September 13 Brian Wilson, the legendary genius singer-songwriter of The Beach Boys, brings his new band to Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 14. Tickets are $40, $60 and $80. Call 800-7453000 or go to www.myhrl.com. September 16 The Mack Sisters play four-hand classical piano at 8 p.m. Friday, September. 16 at Arts Garage. Tickets are $30-$45. Call 561-450-6357. September 17 Miami native Karina Iglesias croons soul and rhythm & blues tunes at 8 p.m. Saturday September 17 at Arts Garage. Tickets are $30-$45. Call 561-450-6357. September 18 “The Legends of Rock” showcase, featuring Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jefferson Starship with Rick Derringer and Mitch Ryder & the

Detroit Wheels at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 18 at Broward Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $25-$75 or $125 club level. Call 945-462-0222. September 20 The international crossover quartet singing sensation Il Divo performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 20 in the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach. Tickets are $59.50, $89.50, and $125.50. English singersongwriter James Bay performs the next night, 8 p.m. September 21. Tickets are $29.50 advance, $33 day of show and $45.50 reserved seat. Call 800-745-3000. September 23 The classic rock triple bill of Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick hit Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 23. Tickets are $26.45 and $56.45 on the lawn and $76.45 reserved seat and pit. Call TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or the box office at 561-795-8883. Tell-it-like-it-is comedian Howie Mandel shares the stage with Nick Cannon at 8 p.m. September 23 at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood. Tickets are $45, $65 and $85. Call 800745-3000. September 24 The Red Trads New Orleans brass band throws a party at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 24 at Arts Garage. Tickets are $30-$45. Call 561-4506357. September 25 Gov’t Mule, the jam band side project of Allman Brothers guitarist-singer Warren Haynes, plays the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 25. Tickets are $38.50 advance or $42 at the door. Call 800-745-3000. September 28 Bring ear plugs to the heavy deathmetal triple-bill of Slayer, Anthrax and Death Angel in concert at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 at the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach. Tickets are $48.50 advance, $50 day of show. Call 800-7453000.


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entertainment ║ gotta READ

Gotta Read

By LISA MARIE

Revenge in a Cold River: A William Monk Novel

by Anne Perry Released September 6, 2016 Master of mystery and historical intrigue Anne Perry once again transports readers to the banks of the Thames in Victorian London for her thrilling new William Monk novel. In “Revenge in a Cold River,” Monk faces his darkest hour ever as he spars with a quarry hellbent on vengeance. When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a bitter grudge against him. But the reason is a mystery in itself. Monk’s memory loss—a secret he guards closely—leaves him vulnerable to repercussions from his missing past, especially his exploits overseas in the tumultuous Gold Rush days of San Francisco. And now McNab, as icy and unfathomable as the steel-gray Thames itself, appears intent on using whatever damning facts he can find to his advantage to ruin Monk’s future as an officer of the law. As Monk explores the possibility of a conspiracy, McNab’s game of cat and mouse escalates, with veiled threats and cryptic insinuations. Snared in an unforeseen trap, a desperate Monk must turn to his wife, Hester, and friend and attorney Oliver Rathbone for help, as his life literally hangs in the balance.

Cradle and All

by James Patterson Released September 12, 2016 In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant—even though she is still a virgin. In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition. And in cities

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all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is coming. Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the immaculate conceptions. Even as she comes to care about and trust the young women, she realizes that both are in great danger. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering. Stepping into uncharted territory where the unknown is just the beginning, Anne must discover the truth—to save the young women, to save herself, and to protect the future of all mankind. “Cradle and All” probes our most deeply held fears and hopes in a sizzlingly fast-paced and chilling story. This is James Patterson’s most brilliant suspense novel ever, written with all the extraordinary drama and overwhelming emotion that have made him a #1 bestselling writer all over the world. “Cradle and All” is based on an earlier James Patterson novel, “Virgin,” and includes scenes and characters from that book.

Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

by M. C. Beaton Released September 20, 2016 When Agatha Raisin left behind her PR business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately, the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend Sir Charles Fraith attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans he scoffs: “Do you think I give a damn about those pesky villagers?” So when Agatha finds his obituary in the newspaper two weeks later, it’s no surprise that some in town are feeling celebratory. The villagers are relieved to learn that Bellington’s son and heir, Damian, has no interest in continuing his father’s devel-

opment plans. But the police are definitely interested in him—as suspect number one. His father’s death, it seems, was no accident. But when Damian hires Agatha to find the real killer, she finds no shortage of suspects. The good news is that a handsome retired detective named Gerald has recently moved to town. Too bad he was seen kissing another newcomer. But when she is also found murdered, Gerald is eager to help Agatha with the case. Agatha, Gerald, and her team of detectives must untangle a web of contempt in order to uncover a killer’s identity.

The Life She Wants

by Robyn Carr Released September 27, 2016 #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr brings together a poignant novel with a rich tapestry of characters. A moving story that will leave the reader laughing and crying, as two friends confront their pasts and move towards their futures. In the aftermath of her financier husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton’s dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients’ life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband’s crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she’s known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn’t easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she’d rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. Riley and Emma were like sisters— until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can’t escape her husband’s reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she’d ever ask for help—her former best friend. It’s an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they’ve made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other—and themselves—can each of them find the life she wants.


entertainment ║ CONCERT Review

Dave Matthews By skip sheffield photos by tom craig The devotion of Dave Matthews fans is such he sold out back to back concerts July 29 and 30 for Matthews’ 25th Anniversary 2016 Summer Tour at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. What made the dates even more significant was that Dave is going on hiatus after the current tour. This does not mean he is quitting music, but it does mean there will be no Dave Matthews 2017 summer tour. So fans will have to content themselves

with Matthews’ six studio albums, all of which topped the Billboard charts and have sold more than 30 million copies. Some fans came from far afield in their RVs and campers. South Florida Fairgrounds opened their lots at 2 p.m. each day to accommodate campers. No two Dave Matthews shows are alike, but the West Palm dates included most of the singer-songwriter-guitarist’s greatest hits such as “Crash Into Me,” “Don’t Drink

the Water,” “Cornbread” “Gravedigger” and “Ants Marching.” Born in South Africa 49 years ago, Matthews has spent most of his time in the USA where he currently lives in Seattle with his wife and three children. Matthews is also an actor with more than a half dozen movies to his credit. The Dave Matthews Band is scheduled to play Farm Aid 2016 September 17 in Bristow, Virginia. Matthews may be on hiatus next year and perhaps beyond, but it’s a safe bet that performing live in front of his adoring fans with lure him back onstage again. For more information, go to www.davematthewsband.com

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entertainment ║ CONCERT Review

Gwen Stefani By skip sheffield photos by tom craig Gwen Stefani should have called her 2016 national tour “The Gratitude Tour.” Stefani seemed genuinely overjoyed to be back on stage when she played Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach.

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“You have no idea how grateful I am you are here tonight,” she told her fans. “It’s been seven years. You are just a huge puddle of love.” Stefani turns 47 on October 3rd. Though she has three sons with former Bush front man Gavin Rossdale, she still has a size 4 body and moves like a teenager. The formal title of the tour is “This is What the Truth Feels Like,” named after her 2016 album. Opening was friend and longtime collaborator, female rapper Eve, who was warmed up by an onstage DJ. The concert was a catalog of Stefani’s greatest hits, both as lead singer with No Doubt (1986-2004) and her solo career (2004 to date). Stefani had a crack onstage band with an especially strong lead guitarist and a keyboard man who also doubled on trumpet. The greatest audience response was for her greatest hits, such as her earliest, “Don’t Speak,” “Rich Girl,” “Hollaback” and Grammy Award winners “Hey Baby,” “Underneath it All” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Eve. Stefani was accompanied by four danc-

EVE on stage

ing “Harajuku Girls” and four equally agile male dancers. She founded her own L.A.M.B. clothing line in 2003, and she showed off her designs with four costume changes. Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale in August 2015, and she had as a comeback single “Used to Love You” in October 2015. She has achieved some notoriety as a coach on “The Voice” and has appeared in several motion pictures, but it seems live performing is her first love. “I feel your energy every day,” she gushed. “Every single night is different for me. This is not the Internet. This is real.”


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health & beauty ║ pain relief

Injured in an Auto Accident? A Review of the Most Common Injuries and the Most Effective Treatments

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There are several variables that contribute to the likelihood of being involved in an auto accident which include the speed of the vehicle, design of the vehicle, road design, skill of the operator, and whether the operator was impaired while driving.

The most common injuries sustained in an auto accident include strain/sprains of the neck (whiplash) or of the lower back, herniated discs, contusions (bruises), abrasions (scratches), lacerations (tearing of the skin), knee injuries, and rotator cuff injuries. The most ominous injuries include traumatic brain injuries, fractures, and internal organ disruption. The neck and the lower back are the most vulnerable and susceptible regions in the body for injury in an auto accident. In regards to the neck, whiplash is the most common occurrence. It is impossible to prevent the neck from snapping forward and backward during impact. This action creates micro-tears in the ligaments and tendons that hold the neck on top of the body. Subsequently, secondary to the forceof the impact the rubber like material between the vertebrae called the intervertebral disc can tear. The intervertebral disc is made up of an outer, resilient layer called the annulus fibrosus and an inner gelatin-like substance called the nucleus which is an irritant to nerves. Upon tearing, the nucleus can herniate out of the disc and irritate spinal nerves producing neck or lower back pain and pain into the arm or leg. The impact experienced in an automobile accident may also have more ominous results such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Physical and cognitive symptoms may result such as headache, nausea, dizziness, problems concentrating, difficulty with short term memory, spasticity, weakness in the limbs, and gait difficulties. The brain can shift forward and backward in in the skull in response to the violent forces put on the body producing a brain contusion which is termed a coup-contrecoup injury. Another

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brain injury occurs when the brain shifts excessively in the skull shearing the neurons on the outer surface of the brain. A comprehensive examination must be conducted after the accident to detect the extent of neurological and orthopedic compromise. Once the diagnosis is made, treatment should be conducted immediately with a goal of reducing inflammation and restoring function. The current gold standard for soft tissue injuries such as strains and sprains and even intervertebral disc injuries is Class IV High Power Laser Therapy. This FDA approved, orthopedic tool enhances tissue healing by tenfold. The gold standard for the rehabilitation of disc herniations is a procedure termed nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy. This process significantly reduces intra-discal pressure and promotes retraction of the herniation into the disc and facilitates influx of oxygen, proline and other substrates. The most recent trial sought to correlate clinical success with

MRI evidence of disc repair in the annulus, nucleus, facet joint and foramina as a result of treatment and found that reduction of disc herniation ranged between 10% and 90% depending on the number of sessions performed, while annulus patching and healing was evident in all cases. Lastly, neurophysiologic rehabilitation must be conducted to treat the under functioning brain regions. The gold standard for TBI and MTBI rehabilitation is the Dynavision D2 which is used across the world in major rehabilitation hospitals and in many collegiate and professional athletic programs. It works on visuomotor-spatial skills as well as on a neurological process termed “efferent copy” which integrates two very important regions of the brain; the cerebellum and the frontal lobe. The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite #014 Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-330-6096 www.thecondecenter.com


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health & beauty ║ dermatology

Medical Microneedling

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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 southflderm.com www.balshimd.com

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Pain relief at the source. Experience The Chiropractic Neurology Difference. Chiropractic neurology is based upon the understanding that the nervous and musculoskeletal systems are intimately related. The Conde Center utilizes traditional chiropractic care along with highly advanced neurological rehabilitation procedures to create custom treatment solutions for each patient that seamlessly takes them from pain and dysfunction to wellness. Contact The Conde Center and begin your journey to better health today!

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

Let’s be wise about wisdom teeth

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BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA

You can wait for a possible problem, or have them removed as a precaution.

Dentists are committed to helping their patients keep their teeth for a lifetime. At times, however, an extraction is deemed the best course of treatment. Some people are born without wisdom teeth, some people have enough space in their mouth to accommodate wisdom teeth, but some people end up getting their wisdom teeth removed as a precaution. Then there are the majority of people who wait until they’re in pain before seeing their dentist. There are several factors that dentists take into account before recommending treatment, and all depend on the severity of the case.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth are often impacted, meaning that they’re not able to fully erupt through the gum line due to limited space. If you’ve had braces or Invisalign prior to your wisdom teeth coming in, this could ruin your straight teeth by pushing your bottom and top rows of teeth forward, causing overcrowding, crooked teeth and bite problems (and additional future work to re-straighten). Overcrowding can ruin a healthy smile because teeth that are too close together can become breeding grounds for plaque and bacteria. Crooked and crowded teeth are more difficult to clean when you brush and floss your teeth, allowing trapped food to remain in place. Built-up bacteria might not be removed until you have a professional cleaning, allowing plenty of time for tartar to form, increasing the chances of tooth decay and gum disease. Gum Disease or Tooth Decay Wisdom teeth are some of the most difficult teeth to clean, simply because of their location in the back of your mouth, making

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it more complicated to reach with your toothbrush and floss. They’re also difficult to clean if they don’t actually erupt through the gum line, and their suspended state can lead to gingivitis, or the beginning phase of gum disease. Gingivitis is a swelling of the gums caused by the buildup of plaque around the gum line. Without proper care and maintenance, your gums will eventually recede, you may lose bone density in your jaw, and your teeth might need to be extracted. Gum disease can spread and lead to tooth decay and increase the potential need for extractions. Infected Wisdom Teeth If your wisdom teeth are impacted, they could irritate the surrounding gums and cause painful cysts. These cysts need to be treated by your dentist as they can hollow out your jaw and damage nerves. Due to the high possibility of infection, irritation and pain, many people choose to get their wisdom teeth removed before any of these problems arise.

Pain More mature wisdom teeth could grow near the nerve in the jaw and be difficult to remove, not to mention more painful. They can also cause headaches or migraines, in addition to jaw or facial pain, and make it harder for you to chew. Studies show that wisdom teeth will cause complications over your lifetime, and although they may not be causing symptoms that you feel or aware of, there could be issues going on under the surface that are problematic. If you’re not sure about the status of your wisdom teeth, or just want more information, make an appointment to see your general dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Getting your wisdom teeth removed is a personal decision and your dentist will take a look at your X-rays and work with you to ensure a happy, healthy smile. Spodak Dental Group 3911 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach 561-498-0050 www.SpodakDental.com


health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

Back to School, Back to YOU!

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By Ashley Sica

Summer has come to a close and now it’s back to the school year grind. Summer is a time for loose schedules… aka missed workouts, family vacations…lots of extra calories and kids to entertain. No time to yourself!

Although fun and exciting, all these summer activities can reek havoc on the body and make getting back on track that much harder. There is no better time than now to make your fitness regime part of that “grind.” Here are a few tips to get back on track, feeling good and beat those summer blues. The first and most important component of getting back on track is to have a “fitness” plan and to set a goal for yourself. Setting a fitness plan could be as simple as saying you’re going to get to the gym 3x per week. Make sure it’s at a time that will not be interrupted and a time that will work for you. Next up is to set a small goal. Having a “specific” goal will allow you to focus on training and give you extra motivation to exercise. It’s a lot easier to make it to the finish line if you have an attainable goal in sight. Whatever this goal may be, write it down and put it somewhere where you will be reminded of it everyday. Committing your goal to paper and seeing the written words are more powerful than just having a thought or talking about it. Next order of business would be for you to get your eating in check! I highly recommend keeping a daily food log of exactly everything that you are consuming…the good the bad and the ugly! This will help you easily pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. Make sure to get in the proper mix of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and of course lots of veggies. Skip anything that is processed and stick to all homemade prepared meals (yes, with preparation and thought…you can do it!) The other nutrition component is water! Your body can not properly burn fat if it is

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dehydrated. It’s such a simple thing many people don’t do. Aim for 1oz of water per pound of bodyweight. Drinking proper amounts of water will also help to keep you feeling full, flush out toxins and help debloat you faster than you may realize. So get out that gallon and start your chuggin! The last step to help you get back on track is to find an accountability partner. Surely you can find someone…a friend, the neighbor, your dog (just kidding!) who is looking to get in shape or even just live a healthier lifestyle. An accountability partner will help keep you on track and honest. I see greater fitness retention when friends pair up. Think about it….you’re much less likely to

skip your workout if someone is meeting you and it gives you someone to call when you’re ready to throw in the towel. If you follow these three principles it should help you get back on track in no time! My last piece of advice, don’t do the old…”I’ll start on Monday!” There is no better time to start than now! Come up with a plan, set a goal, clean up your eating, grab a friend and get moving! You’ll be glad you did. Ashley Sica Fitness Transformation Studio 851 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-445-7445 Ashleysica@gmail.com


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special feature ║ MASSAGE HEIGHTS DELRAY PLACE

Discover The Bliss

MASSAGE HEIGHTS DELRAY PLACE By diane feen

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Sandra Bonfiglio McNiven had a dream of opening a luxury day spa. Though she is a family law attorney she felt a need for something that would calm the stormy waters of her profession. “I fight all day and deal with extremely emotional issues. For ten years I really wanted to open a spa.”

Her dream finally came to fruition when she opened Massage Heights Delray Place eight months ago. “My job was so stressful that I found going to a spa regularly helped me relax, clear my head and reduce my stress level. I used to joke with everyone and say, ‘I am going to open a day spa someday.’” Eventually Bonfiglio McNiven made her dream a reality. She wanted to help others experience the mental and physical wellness of a luxury day spa with skilled massage therapists and estheticians. The upscale 2,500-square-feet spa is just that. It’s luxurious and beckons one to slow down and hop on one of their customized tables for a treatment and a respite from the chaos of real life. The tables have breast plates for comfort, are wider, have a table warmer and go up and down hydraulically. The candles and soothing music leave one with a euphoric feeling that makes it hard to remember what you were upset about 10 minutes before entering. All custom facials include double cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, mask, toner, moisturizer and solar protection

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Featuring Heights at Home products for sale containing all natural ingredients derived from plants with no artificial fragrances, colors or parabens

The real element of surprise – and revelation – is that Massage Heights has a motto that seems antithetical to our times. They are client-centric, friendly and want to make sure everyone feels embraced. “Our goal is to touch as many lives as we can and give them a better quality of life. There are so many health benefits of a massage and it’s affordable so people can come on a regular basis.” There are massages and facials accompanied by star treatment from their team. The retreat director (Tara Pearl) has a goal to make everyone feel like a guest, not a customer. They also have a staff of well trained and licensed massage therapists says Therapist Director Michelle Lindenau.

“Our licensed estheticians are hand-picked by management and go through additional training by us, as well as Dermalogica to en-

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A swedish massage elevated with hot stone therapy

sure that the guest experience is exceptional.” No one knows that better than Sheryl Izenman. “Massage Heights Delray Place has given me hope! After multiple surgeries left me with an uneven gait, my hips, back and legs hurt terribly. Michelle was compassionate, professional and listened. She knew exactly what to do to make me feel comfortable. The ladies up front were the same. Five stars from start to finish!” That’s exactly why Bonfiglio McNiven makes sure only the most qualified people work at Massage Heights Delray Place. “Our goal is to give back and help others avoid going through life with aches and pains physically, emotionally and spiritually.” Called a Spa Retreat they give custom facials and massages to help sooth or heal whatever the client needs. “My goal was to put together a team of people who care for others.” This philosophy is what permeates the premises. “We have dual services that can be done in the same room. You can get a facial and massage with a complimentary aromatherapy or a couples’ massage,” said Retreat Director, Pearl. There are also face elevations including skin enriching, skin purifying, and skin refining which the estheticians will recommend appropriately per each clients individual needs. “I had a one hour massage from Frank and it was the best massage I ever had! Everyone is so friendly and it’s a great environment! I will definitely be going back and highly recommend Massage Heights Delray Place,” said Emma Carrigan. There are also membership options offering complimentary aromatherapy, discount services and elevations, upgraded massage services and rollover of unused services. They also offer 30 to 120 minute massages. They have Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Finger Point, Reflexology, Prenatal and couples massages. The Facials range from Essential, Anti-aging, Sensitive and Clear Skin. Massage Heights Delray Place also sells therapeutic oils, bath salts, skin products, body washes, Archipelago candles, diffusers and comfy linens used at 5-star resorts. Come to where you are pampered and revived, soothed and stress-free. It’s an oasis of cleanliness, calm and restoration. You’ll see the world in a new light – one that highlights your greatness and those around you. MASSAGE HEIGHTS DELRAY PLACE 420 East Linton Blvd, Ste 804 , Delray Beach, Florida 33483 | 561-403-1100 massageheights.com/locations/fl/delray-beach-fl/delray-place

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special feature ║ blings & Things

Get noticed wearing unique accessories from

Blings & Things By nicol jenkins

Fever Gold shoes from Lady Couture

She continued to showcase unique merchandise… “There’s no other store on Atlantic Avenue that has this handbag!” It was an exquisite perfume shaped clutch. Nearby, a glamorous gold cat shaped clutch sparkled on display, next to black ‘bling’ stilettos that any women would fall in love with. These are just a few of the one-of-a-kind accessories that can be found at Blings & Things in Delray Beach. The moment you walk through the doors of the boutique retail shop you are greeted with a friendly hello and shelves of sparkling stilettos, brightly colored handbags, flowing dresses, and truly unique and exquisite accessories - such as a phone case made of wood, a gold dipped necklace, a handbag made of silicone and a lipstick clutch purse. Blings & Things offers something unique for everyone and for every occasion. Whether you are looking to impress your

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“Look at this!” exclaimed proud owner Maryse Boisvert, as she pointed out brightly colored luggage engraved with New York City landmarks. “You can’t find this anywhere else.”

Tristan demonstrates a Bewell Wood Watch

significant other with a new dress, step out on Atlantic Avenue in style, or if you want to add just the right accessory or heels to spice up one of your outfits. Blings & Things is the place to shop to find an accessory or clothing that can’t be found at a big chain retail store. In fact, their items can’t be found in a mall or any other store on Atlantic Avenue. Blings & Things is truly a store concept where clientele are able to find any kind of valuable and quality accessories for their everyday life. They specialize in women’s accessories and clothing, but also carry merchandise for men and children; and they have accessible price points. Some of the rare items include: jewelry, clothing, shoes, handbags, clutches,

luggage, sunglasses, watches, tiaras, phone cases, stuffed animals, pillows, wallets, hair accessories, cosmetic cases, men’s watches and much more! “When our customers come in for the first time, they don’t have time to see everything,” said Maryse. That’s what keeps shoppers addicted to the store and keeps them coming back each week. Maryse and her husband Tristan Bavaria decided to open the boutique store in April after moving to South Florida from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Maryse has a background in the health and beauty industry and is a fashion stylist who helps clients dress for any occasion. Tristan has a background in marketing, web and video


design, sales management and interior design. The couple, who were both also TV hosts, have merged their talents to design the entire store with a modern and posh look complete with black and white chandeliers, upbeat music, and TVs to entertain shoppers. They even went one step further by purchasing merchandise from around the world to provide customers with the best in quality and a unique shopping experience. Their clothing and jewelry lines come from Miami, New York, LA, Canada, Europe and Asia. The store offers only quality products from specialty designers including Nicole Lee from Hollywood, California; and Chelsea Gunn from Jupiter. The owners wanted to stock these distinctive items in the store to match the look of the Delray Beach scene. “Delray Beach has a great diversity of different stores, fashion, art and restaurants with a mix of tourists and locals, and that is what drew us to this location,” said the owner, who moved the boutique from Fort Lauderdale. The ambience and message of the boutique is to treat yourself and someone special to a gift or accessory that no one else has. “Many of our customers come to the store for gifts for their friends or themselves. We have a mix of eclectic items and something for any style. With Blings & Things, the consumer has acquired the ability to buy jewelry outside the contexts of usual purchases, such as weddings, first communions, Bat Mitzvahs or birthdays, and buy jewelry just as a gift to oneself,” added Maryse. The staff at Blings & Things creates a welcoming and fun shopping experience. All the accessories and jewelry are displayed on table trays for the customers to look, touch and feel. Clients don’t have to be intimidated by asking a salesperson to open a glass cabinet that is locked. 95% of their merchandise is displayed for the customer to have an easy access to try it. It’s like an open buffet of jewelry and accessories! Pets are also welcome and the owners encourage their customers to bring their furry friends shopping. Giving back to a good cause is also a major part of their business. The Blings & Pink collection offers a display of jewelry engraved with the pink ribbon to raise money for breast cancer research. Ten years ago, Tristan’s mother passed away after a battle of 8 years against breast cancer. When customers buy this collection of jewelry, 10% of the sales are donated to local charities that

Store owner Maryse Boisvert with black dress from Gracia New York

assist with breast cancer research. Blings & Things is also always giving back to their regular customers. Every month, they organize a private event for their best clients. They have food, drinks, music, bling merchandise and special discounts! Gift cards are also available to buy and give as a gift to a special someone.

Blings & Things truly has something unique - accessories, clothing or more for everyone! Blings & Things 25 NE 2nd Ave Unit 110 Delray Beach FL 33444 (Next to El Camino restaurant) 561-266-3538 www.blings-things.com

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special feature ║ BEACHCOMBER ART

Fresh From The Sea

BEACHCOMBER ART By diane feen

The reason is quite simple – Debbie Brookes is at the helm. Brookes is the silent genius in the crowd of creative artists that elevate seas shells to their rightful place. She knows how to take an ordinary object and make it glisten with varying sea shells that have a luminescent quality. But it’s not just the sea faring message that is so mesmerizing. It’s that Brookes has a knack – and the knowhow – to take a lamp or box and make it a study in contrast. Her mirrors are adorned with driftwood and sea glass (that she tumbles in a cement mixer) or embellished with chamber nautilus shells, jumbo sea shells and coral. For a lighter take on the subject of domestic furnishings Brookes creates Mother of Pearl handbags and lamps with Mother of Pearl and sea shell bases. There is no end to her creative juice flow. It’s just part and parcel of her years of varying creative endeavors. “In my career as a hairdresser, florist and artist I learned that it’s all about balance. There’s such a thing as positive and negative space and balancing the right colors. It’s about taking things away and leaving others behind.”

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There are gift shops and home furnishing stores along the South Florida coast, but none have the sparkling brilliance that Beachcomber Art has.

Though Brookes occasionally goes away, or leaves the shop in the hands of others who care about her crafty flair, it is Brookes whose creative footprint is all over the place. Watching her work her magic is sheer genius. She knows what shells to use and how to balance the colors, shapes and style of each earth laden treasure. They hang from the rafters and are displayed on walls, shelves and tables that make up this bright luminescent retail store. One popular item – you won’t see anywhere else – is an urn to keep the ashes of your loved one. There are even companion urns for those who want to comingle in the afterlife. “I had a customer who had five Yorkies and she said they all used to play together and liked each other. So she bought a companion urn and put all their ashes together in one box.” Another customer bought a wooden urn with chamber nautilus and spiny murex shell with Giga clam shell top. It turns out the urn was for the ashes of her beloved horse. And the best part according, to Brookes, is that you can keep the urns in your house or condo as décor. “I had a customer who kept her husband’s ashes in the living room and she spoke

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to him every day. You don’t know grandma Moses is in the box, it just looks like a decorative piece.” Brookes also makes custom urns. On occasion someone will send her the seashells of their loved ones to become the decoration on the box that holds their ashes. All you have to do is ask Brookes to create something special for you and it gets done pretty quickly. “I make a new item every day,” she says. There are also wooden medicine cabinets and shadow boxes that make perfect décor for a wall or a bathroom, but can also be used to cover an electrical panel. Beautiful mirrors are everywhere in all shapes and sizes adorned with colorful tiles shells, iridescent abalone shells and other eclectic pieces from nature’s ebb. The shop also has extraordinary seashell chandeliers, tables, candlestick holders, vases, bird cages, candle boxes and large shell adorned fish. Brookes takes special orders and has been known to embellish a surf board or two. “People bring things to my shop all the time to decorate and embellish. I do shell adorned


Owner/Creator Debbie, with a work in progress

Christmas trees, cremation urns and boxes, medicine cabinets, electrical box covers and mailboxes.” Her talent – and the store - is so extraordinary that people are constantly telling her how much they adore its one-of-a-kind wizardry. “People always say, ‘You’re my favorite store on the Avenue, we love it here.’ Some come here year after year when they’re in Florida,” said Brookes, who has been married to Ed for 40 years. It’s easy to see how diehard fans can obsess over the creative flair that stares them in the face from all angles at Beachcomber Art Delray Beach. Though Sea Shells are the mainstay of her creative prowess, Brookes has a clothing boutique as well. There are lacey knit tunic tops with sheer intrigue, comfy wide legged pants with knit waist, flouncy dresses and hats to fit any head or occasion. The colors are subtle and neutral, but the styling is upbeat and elegant, casual and cool. She also has a collection of jewelry by Chris Bales in sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Like Brookes sensibility, the jewelry is colorful and decorative with an artistic bent that resembles fine art. A trip to Beachcomber Art Delray Beach is a trip to an unending series of artistic wonders. The color, the freshness and the creative spirit make it a beauty to behold. BEACHCOMBER ART DELRAY BEACH 900 East Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, Florida (561) 315-5717 www.beachcomberart.com

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special feature ║ diamonds east international

Brilliance On Hand

DIAMONDS EAST INTERNATIONAL By diane feen

Not only do they have the largest selection of beautiful diamond wedding rings and engagement rings, but they will help you find one with the “wow” factor you demand. Diamonds by nature have a sparkle element that dazzles the eye, but you need to make sure you’re buying a good diamond. That’s where the owners of Diamonds East come in first place. “We have a lot of young people coming here for wedding rings and engagement rings and we make sure we educate our customers with the four C’s – Color, Clar-

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Luxury knows no bounds, which is why the owners of Diamonds East International continue to offer the most luxurious diamonds and prestigious watches the market has to offer.

ity, Cut and Carat Weight. We also make sure they are comfortable and have fun shopping here,” said Liz, who presides over some of the most dazzling of classy and classic diamond rings in South Florida. The diamonds sold at Diamonds East are all certified by GIA and EGL and range from small diamond rings to very large ones. Let’s just say if you want to impress your neighbors (or your nemesis) with a very large wedding ring Diamonds East will make that happen. But it’s not just size that matters – its quality.

“We have people coming to shop here from New York, Miami and all over the US because we have the best selection of diamond rings, pre-owned and new luxury watches for men and women. We treat our customers well and our prices are below what most stores sell them for. We also stand behind all of our merchandise,” said owner Ken Mordechai. And their unique selection of diamonds and watches all have one thing in common - rare beauty. From an elegant diamond ring with brilliant halo mounting to a Rolex Submariner or Audemars Piquet watch, the jewelry at Diamonds East is unsurpassed. They also have meaningful pieces like the classic Cartier “Love Bracelet” in gold or diamonds. Their selection of beautiful diamond rings varies in size and dimension, but


they’re all equally as impressive. Some are round with brilliant center cut stones and a diamond halo, while others are pear shaped d’encrusted diamond settings with a split shank and halo (that weighs in at 6.99 karats). Diamonds – like all things of beauty – change with preference and time. Fifteen years ago the “Radiant Cut” (with triangular side stones) and “Princess Cut” (with round cut diamonds set into the ring band) were the most popular. Now the most sought after is the “Halo Mounting”. But that’s not to say that you can’t have the diamond shape of your dreams. “We have many different diamonds styles and mountings. We can show you the shapes and sizes of different diamond rings, but if you want something different we can change the mounting while you wait. We do all our own mounting on the premises so you can get the ring you love right away. We make it fun, it’s laid back here,” said Liz. Diamonds East also sees a rise in the demand for “Push Gifts,” which is a gift a husband gives to his wife after giving birth. For this auspicious occasion diamond earrings, necklaces or bracelets are the preference. Also popular are bride and groom gift giving right before the wedding ceremony. Wedding gifts tend to be luxury watches for men and are often purchased from Diamonds East because of their diverse selection of collectable antique, stunning designer watches from Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, Brietling, Jaeger LeCoultre, Panerai, and Chopard. Some are sporty others are elegant, but one thing for sure they’re all prestigious time keepers. According to Mordechai, the Wedding Gift is an important part of the wedding ritual today. “You can look at a marriage just like you would a Rolex, it’s timeless.” Part of this timeless elegance is that all their watchmakers are CW-21 certified and the retro or antique watches from estate

sales are often one-of-a-kind or rare finds. That’s only part of the Diamonds East story. They will repair your watch or jewelry, and you can trade yours in for something new that fits your current state of mind or lifestyle. “People often get tired of their jewelry or watches and want to trade them for something new. It might even be worth more over time,” said Mordechai. Mordechai is adamant that customers always get a good deal when buying at Diamonds East. “Most of our business is from word of mouth and referrals. The reason is that no one beats our prices. You’ll never hear a bad word about our customer service or our prices. We cater to our clients and assist them with all of their needs.” And it doesn’t have to be a large ring or top tier watch. “It doesn’t matter what your budget is, every customer is treated like royalty here,” said Mordechai, who added that diamond rings can range in price from $1,300 to six figures.

They also know how intimidating it can be to buy an engagement ring. That’s why they educate clients on everything they need to know about each diamond and each setting. Diamonds East is one of the largest jewelry wholesalers (and Estate Buyers) in South Florida. That explains why their selection of elegant time pieces and diamond engagement and wedding rings are the most coveted and precious. Come celebrate your love and partnership with a new diamond ring that will say what words cannot easily convey. And if you want to sell or buy a premium designer watch, Diamonds East is the only place to go. Diamonds East International 4251 N. Federal Highway - Federal Hwy one block North of Spanish River Blvd. Boca Raton 561-353-3278 www.diamondseast.com

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special feature ║ THE SALT SUITE

THE SALT SUITE Breathing Easy

By Diane feen

complimentary salt products available

Elliot and Jessica Helmer found this out serendipitously. A good friend of theirs in LA had allergies that plagued her relentlessly so she went to a Salt Room for relief of her symptoms. The results were amazing and the Helmer’s took note of this grand solution to an age old problem. That’s when they had their aha moment. “Jessica and I wanted to start a business that would help people and have a positive impact on their lives. We saw the demand for something like The Salt Suite in Florida because allergies and asthma are so prevalent.” They were right. According to the CDC over 25 million people have asthma and the numbers are increasing. The Helmer’s found this out first hand. Their havens of salt sniffers – at Salt Suite – have been so satisfied that they just opened a second location in Lake Worth.

Manager Jessie Henderson provides a warm reception

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There’s a lot to be said about the value of salt. Though restaurants prefer pepper to spike the flavor of their food, salt has an equally illustrious pedigree.

kids enjoy playing in the salt while receiving the treatment

Their first location – on Federal Highway and Lindell Boulevard – is so busy they’re adding another room for guests who prefer to re-

lax and breathe easy amidst 24,000 pounds of dry salt from the Dead Sea. And it really works. The microscopic particles of dry salt penetrate the room - and your respiratory system - alleviating congestion in your sinuses and pulmonary tract. The quiet serene room with its Zen countenance works miracles for those who enter. When asked how she liked the Salt Suite Nancy Nolan just stood there with a euphoric look on her face muttering Ahhh. “I feel so phenomenally relaxed it doesn’t get any better than this. I am coming back again for sure.” Carol, a Salt Suite devotee, has been coming for three years. The businesswoman had sinus problems most of her life but found astounding relief by sitting in the Salt Suite for double sessions. According to Elliot the salt creates a negative ion environment similar to that of the ocean.


just put your feet up and breathe easy

“The anti-inflammatory benefits of salt flush out bacteria and allergy triggers from the body. Our salt is less than one micron and is able to reach the lower respiratory system and bronchial area.” Even Boca Raton pediatrician Dr. Aaron Kaweblum has seen stellar results with Salt Suite patients. “I had a two-year-old patient with severe persistent asthma who was on strong asthma medications. After going to Salt Suite for a few weeks I was able to stop most of his medication – he is doing better than ever.” Salt Suite manager Jessie Henderson’s son John also had serious respiratory problems. After sitting in the children’s Salt Suite room for a few months his symptoms abated and he was able to stop most of his medication. Because of these miraculous results with children there is a clear glass room in front solely for children equipped with toys and a large screen TV. Over 30 percent of their clients are children who come with their parents to play amidst the microscopic dry salty floor and walls. The concept of salt’s healing property is not a new one. There have been salt rooms in Europe for years and its history dates back to the 1800’s when a health official in Poland realized that salt mine workers rarely got colds, lung disease or respiratory ailments. If you ask the Helner’s about the benefits of Salt Therapy they will tell you it can help skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. It also reduces bronchial inflammation, improves lung function, reduces triggers for respiratory illnesses and strengthens the immune system. It’s also heaven on earth for stress relief. You get to sit on a comfy soft recliner and listen to a meditative tape with music (or breathing instruction) on headphones. You also have the luxury of tuning out the noise and nonsense of the world for a 45-minutes session or an hour and a half double session. But that’s only one part of this amazing journey toward health and wellness. “I had asthma and bronchial spasms for many years and used two different inhalers. After going to the Salt Suite for two weeks twice a week I have not used my inhalers. I used to cough all the time and now I don’t. I feel great and have more energy – It’s been a miracle for me,” said client Lorrain. These salt induced miracles are helping so many people that the Helmer’s offer a monthly rate that allows you to come as often as you like (with an appointment). The first session is half price and all you have to do is show up, don a pair of socks and walk onto an oasis of salt induced euphoria. The Helmer’s are looking to franchise more Salt Suites (they’re in Palm Beach Gardens and Ft. Lauderdale) contact them if you are interested.

JAW MEET FLOOR Branding. Marketing. Web. OGK.agency / 561.450.6721

The Salt Suite 3100 S. Federal Highway, Suite 3 561-316-7258. thesaltsuite.com Salt Suite is open seven days a week

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special feature ║ Sundy House

Sundy House

A Hidden Gem for Every Occasion By Nicol Jenkins

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Once you step inside the 1902 home overlooking enchanting gardens, serene waterfalls and romantic gazebos, you are taken back in time as you dine on exquisite cuisine in a one-of-a-kind setting.

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Away from the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Avenue sits a hidden gem called the Sundy House. Passersby are drawn to the charming restaurant and inn, which was the original home of the first Mayor of Delray Beach, John Sundy. The Victorian style home has also served as the City’s first church, bank and schoolhouse, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rooted in much history and home to winding botanical gardens, a naturalized pond and exotic plants, Sundy House has become a well-known location for breathtaking weddings, bridal showers and engagements. But many may not know that the Sundy House is more than just a place for special occasions. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner with your significant other, a birthday brunch with friends, or a unique night on the town experience, Sundy House offers the perfect setting for any occasion. Because of its romantic atmosphere, “Sundy House has many proposals, then the couple gets married here and they even come back to celebrate their anniversary,” according to Ivan Pavlic, Restaurant Manager at Sundy House.

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Havana Night’s

But what makes it so popular for those special moments also makes it a great night out for dinner where you can have a conversation with loved ones and friends without interruptions from loud music or traffic noise. “We offer more than just a place for special occasions. We are just one block away from the Avenue and here you can enjoy dinner in a quiet and relaxed set-

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ting and then continue your night on the Ave,” added Ivan. Locals and visitors to Delray Beach can be wined and dined from Tuesday through Sunday for a unique dinner experience. Sundy House, which offers a Saturday a la carte Brunch and a Sunday Buffet Brunch, has also been hailed as Top 3 in Florida and Top 100 in U.S. for their Brunch menu


by Open Table, among well known The Breakers and Miami Biltmore Hotel. Just as the atmosphere is enchanting so is the cuisine. Described as an American style with an international flair, the menu offers a little bit of everything to please your palate. From Achiote Grilled Pork Chop and Sundy House Cioppino to Crispy Octopus and Watermelon Carpaccio salad, the menu always has the freshest dishes. Executive Chef Travis Culver is always surprising diners with his unique culinary creations. The Brunch menu is also one-of-a-kind. Saturday Brunch has a mix of breakfast favorites, Warm Cider Donuts, Banana & Chocolate Pancakes, Nutella French Toast and Chicken and Waffles, to lunch items such as Swinton Cobb Salad, Sundy Burger and The Reuben. Sunday Brunch is a sprawling Buffet with King Crab Legs, Eggs Benedict, Honey Truffle Fried Chicken, Fresh Oysters, Prime Rib, Smoked Salmon, an Omelet Station and even an Ice Cream Sundae Bar for dessert. All this delicious food and complimentary Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Bellinis and Champagne. The experience is truly a memorable one. On any given night, you could be seated in one of 3 indoor dining rooms, enjoy the outdoor garden experience with twinkling lights and torches, or the Atrium Bar offering Happy Hour and eclectic cocktails including the Thaitian Limeade, Mango Chipotle Margarita and Shaken Raspberry Pina Colada, along with a bar menu. Many may not be aware that your dinner party can also reserve seating in one of their Gazebos surrounded by the tranquil gardens and waterfalls. The Gazebos offer comfortable seating for a party of two up to a birthday party of 12. You could even make an entire night of it and stay at the Inn at one of their 11 cottages for a relaxing staycation. If you want to check out what everyone has been talking about, don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend one of their special event nights. On the last Thursday of every month, Sundy House hosts, Havana Nights, where Sundy House transforms into a Cuban themed night out complete with flavored mojitos, a Cuban style roasted pig, Cuban sandwiches, sweet plantains, flan, Cuban live music and dancing, a stroll in the gardens and a Cuban cigar roller. The next Havana Night will take place on Thursday, September 29th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Diners may even get glimpse of a bride and groom exchanging their vows in the garden or a proposal by the waterfall. Sundy House is home to many romantic evenings and has helped couples tie the knot in a special setting. Diners and wedding guests can get lost in the Taru Gardens, an acre of lush, tropical beauty with more than 500 varieties of foliage from around the world. History, unique dishes and romance keep visitors and diners coming back. “Sundy House is 114 years old and is the perfect combination for a wedding ceremony or special event. With the cottages and restaurant and gardens, you have everything on the property. It’s really about the experience,” said Tom Rasmussen, Events Director. “And it doesn’t have to be a special occasion to dine at Sundy House!” Sundy House 106 S. Swinton Ave Delray Beach FL 33444 561-272-5678 www.sundyhouse.com

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special feature ║ Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament

Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament By Leon Roberts

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Blessed with excellent weather and “only” 4 -6 foot seas’ on Saturday August 13th, the Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament was held for the 22nd time.

There were 38 boats entered in this year’s tournament with over 200 participants enjoying the 2 day event. The Captain’s Meeting was held at one of Delray’s great local spots The Hurricane Bar and Lounge (640 East Atlantic Avenue). The Captain’s Meeting was a huge success and Paul’s Hurricane Bar offered a great atmosphere for all to enjoy. With so many participating this year, food and drink was a must and generously donated from 3 of the best eateries in town. Henry and gang over at Delray’s Pizza Rustica filled us with deliciously large hot pizza-pies. While Pedro at Anthony’s Coal Fired offered up their famous chicken wings and giant meatballs. Adding to the goodies, Challo at Jimmy Johns Subs made a mound of their fresh sandwiches. Along with food, a tasty libation is a must and what better beverage then an ice-cold IPA brew cooked up at our famous local Saltwater Brewery out on West Atlantic Ave. During 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 custom Beach Cruiser donated from Albert at Richwagen’s Bike & Sport, a high-grade set of binoculars from Delray Camera, and our annual set of custom Adirondack chairs painted by a wonderful local artist, Tina Black. That’s not all, a 3 day/2 night stay at the best beach spot in town, Wright By the Sea, and an electric green 6 seater street legal Golf Cart rental for the weekend donated by Cindy and Family at Exhilaride Rentals. Plus, a lot of fishing gear donated by TJ from Ray’s offshore tackle shop and we can’t forget Tuppen’s Marine & Tackle that each

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Pay Day for 2016 Overall Winners: Team “Nailed It”

year really steps up and offer some amazing fishing and boating gear. So, the atmosphere was obviously jumping on both Thursday and Saturday..! A complete list of the prizes and sponsors website (www.mgmft.net). All 38 boats registered stayed active with

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an angry ocean and hungry fish hitting lines all day. This was one of the best years in recent memory with every boat hooking and landing fish. Some great fish were brought in and weighed. This year’s overall winners of the 2016 MGMFTournament are:

Overall Champion (Wahoo) - 43.4 lbs. Fishing Team “Nailed it” Wahoo - 43.4 lbs. “Nailed it” Kingfish - 31.7 lbs. “Sea Par Tee” Keith Kern Dolphin - 3.1 lbs. “Rock Steady” Maureen Gour Mystery Fish (Bonita) - 14.8 lbs. “Mission Accomplished” Kate Schatz Lady Angler (Kingfish) - 15.8 lbs. “Hold Please” Stephanie Winters Jr. Angler 12 years and under (Kingfish) - 6.6 lbs. “Breezin’ Along” Ms. Gabrielle O’Neil & Ms. Gia Peixoto Family Fun Winner - “Hot Fix” The Loomer Family Mark’s Trifecta (King, Dolphin, Wahoo) – Total weight of 35.5 lbs. “Rock Steady” *Each winner received a cash prize and a priceless leather and wood laser engraved plaque from Bill Semple at Dragon Laser (dbteam@mindspring.com).


Top Jr Angler’s ( Gabrielle O’Neil & Gia Peixoto)

“It is the first time in tournament history that we have a back to back overall winner” says tournament chairman, Noel Bourque. The fishing team of “Nailed it” with anglers Eric Schroeder, Shannon Huner, and Steve Bunch along with Captain Ed Rose did it again..! “I am extremely proud of this team not only a true local gang but, they really put in the time and effort and every year weigh-in something that is a contender. So, to go back to back with this collection of captains and anglers….is outstanding” Bourque says. The overall champions took home over $4000 in prize money and, as true champions do, donated 10% of the winnings back to the MGMFT charity. Thanks guys for that aweLargest Mystery Fish winner: Kate Schatz

some gesture, we certainly appreciate it. ..! The tournament was started by Mark Gerretson as the original 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 money for a variety of charities that support the kids and families directly in our Delray Beach Community. The tournament has raised well over $150,000 for charities over the years and has provided many children and families with help and hope during tough times. Current committee members: Noel Bourque, (President), Patricia Gerretson, (Marks mom), Tim Knapp, Jen Buce, Gary (Falcon) Musial, Paul Shersty, Deena Chapman, Chris Reich, Jim Gerretson, and Britta-

ny Gerretson Roberts, work throughout the year to plan the tournament, and to identify worthy causes to disburse the money raised from the tournament. A list of the charities that the tournament supported in 2015 can be found on our website. We are excited about the opportunities that this gives us to help the Delray Beach community and look forward to next year’s tournament. “Growing up in this town and seeing all the changes to “lil old Delray” and how this event still brings out the local community year after year is truly a heartwarming feeling” Bourque adds. Noel invites you to check out the charity’s website and Facebook page and to please patronize the sponsors on the site and in the tournament’s official booklet. Donations can be made all year long by using the “Donate Now” button at our web-site (www.mgmft.net).

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special feature ║ Delray Beach Preservation Trust

Federal and Local Tax Incentives Encourage Preservation and Restoration of Historic Homes By Rich Pollack

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Claudia Willis’ 1996 purchase of a historic home in the Delray Beach’s Historic Marina District was meant to be.

“Fate definitely had a hand in it,” says Willis, who was already living in the district and bought the house as an investment property. The purchase of what she now refers to as one of her babies – “because I put my heart into it” – almost didn’t happen, she recalls. Willis had seen a sign go up in front of the 1939 home and rushed to make an offer only to learn that someone else had made an offer at the full asking price earlier that day. Willis asked the owner to let her know if that deal fell through and sure enough, 10 days later, the potential buyer withdrew her offer. “I really wanted that house,” Willis said of the home she bought at 42 Palm Square, just a half block south of East Atlantic Avenue. “It had been taken care of so well.” What made it so attractive to Willis was

that much of its original charm had been untouched. The home still has a working fireplace and Dade County pine floors in perfect condition. There are wooden ceilings throughout and walls made of cypress. “It was in perfect condition,” she said. Now 10 years later, the house continues to be well taken care of by Willis, who two years ago took advantage of two tax-related incentive programs – to make major renovations to the property. Those tax breaks would not have been possible had if the house had not been in the Marina District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 and remains the only district in Delray Beach with the federal designation. The area, south of Atlantic Avenue and just

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The house at 42 Palm Square was building in 1939

west of the Intracoastal Waterway, is also recognized as a historic district by the city of Delray Beach. Willis says she spent more than $200,000 renovating the historic house, knocking out a wall separating a small kitchen from a dining room which had earlier been a screenedin porch. The improvements opened up the space to make the area more functional and comfortable.Willis also made changes to the roof as part of the renovations. Through a program offered by the city of Delray Beach and Palm Beach County, called the Tax Abatement Program for Historic Properties, Willis is able to avoid paying property taxes on the value of improvements for 10 years. In other words, when the house is assessed, tax appraisers will wait a decade before recognizing the increased value due to improvements. The property tax benefit is also passed on to any new owner should the house be sold before the 10-year period expires. And, because the house is in a National Historic District and is income property, Willis was eligible for a $40,000 tax deduction through the Federal Tax Credit for Rehabilitating Historic Properties, which offers a 20


Before and After. Renovations included removing a wall to join the kitchen and dining area

percent deduction for qualifying expenses. “Many people fear that there are too many restrictions on historic properties but I see only the benefits,” said Willis, who also owns a third historic home in the Marina Historic District. “It’s not as restrictive as people think.” One other incentive offered by the city of Delray Beach to owners of historic homes is the ability to obtain variances from city regulations. “City leaders want to save the property so they’re willing to grant variances to make it more livable,” says Willis, who is currently on a city-sponsored task force looking into the

possibility of adding additional incentives to encourage owners of older buildings to seek historic designations, thus helping to preserve them. That effort is supported by the Delray Beach Preservation Trust, which works to preserve and restore buildings of historic value within the city. Like other members of the Delray Beach Preservation Trust, Willis is a strong believer in preserving properties, which she believes are an integral part of Delray Beach’s character. “If and when I sell a historic home, I’m

looking for someone to adopt them, not buy them,” she said. About the Delray Beach Preservation Trust The mission of the Delray Beach Preservation Trust is to identify, preserve, restore and enhance all buildings and sites deemed to be intrinsic to the history and architecture of Delray Beach. The organization strives, through education, to foster an understanding and appreciation of the cultural, social and economic benefits of historic preservation. It provides grants and assists owners in applying for grants for restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures.

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special feature ║ PURGREENS restaurant

Purgreens Restaurant From a Local Tower to Your Table… BY NICOL JENKINS

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Fresh grown vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers, are being served up right to your table at the newly opened Purgreens restaurant.

Purgreens has taken the farm to table concept to another level. An all-natural homegrown salad bar, a full menu of power shakes, boosters, Quinoa and grain bowls, and healthy wraps, can be ordered at the restaurant conveniently located inside ‘PurLife’ fitness center. Now, gym members and anyone looking for a healthy meal can experience this unique restaurant and it’s all-inone wellness experience. Fit, Fast and Fresh is behind the concept of Purgreens, a healthy, fast and environmentally aware restaurant, inspired by the newly increasing health conscious attitudes of local residents and visitors to the area. “We were inspired to open Purgreens because of a void in quick, nutritional salads at

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PUR Protein Plate consisting of a bed of pro-biotic beauty slaw topped with organic grilled chicken breast

a moderate price,” said Operations Director, Danielle Monroy. This concept’s basis, among serving up healthy salads, wraps, and bowls, is to minimize the impact on their carbon footprint. Every menu item is sourced consciously, with sustainability, always a priority. Purgreens operates their very own hydroponic tower farm, consisting of 12 grow towers, producing 100 percent organic vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers. The grow towers eliminate 99.9 percent of harmful pesticides, utilizing a combination of Rockwool, water and electricity to grow the crop. Besides the fresh farm to table experience, the restaurant also offers responsibly sourced protein, to provide customers with meals of high nutritional value inspired by cultures across the globe. The beverage selection consists of made to order smoothies, bottled water, herbal teas and juices; along with craft beer and red and white farm wines sourced from an organic grower in Napa Valley. Every meal is freshly prepared for customers, meeting the individual dietary needs and preferences of each one. There’s even a vegan option for yogurt lovers. Diners can also create their own ‘masterpiece’ salad or bowl! The menu will change per season and there will be a rewards program as well for regular customers. Like the food and its name, the atmosphere mirrors a clean and health conscious environment. Purgreens has indoor, outdoor and communal seating with ordering stations for quick service. The location has two entrances, one for gym members and one for the public, offering a relaxing atmosphere for customers to enjoy their meal, or the option of takeout, delivery, and catering for business and social events. “The goal is to become the premier fast casual restaurant in the market. We want to provide a unique, healthy, delicious dining

Cilantro Citrus Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing

experience in an environmentally sustainable location,” says Danielle. “We honor the earth, farmers and ourselves, through our use of responsibly sourced ingredients, ecofriendly products and sustainable business practices.” Purgreens operates under a set of core values that defines us: Impactful- Influencing concepts, technologies, and operations for the enrichment of our environment. Sustainability- Conserving resources for our own generation and generations to come. Courage- Always acting in accordance with our beliefs. Gratitude- Always demonstrating appreciation and returning kindness with every opportunity. Purgreens and PurLife is more than just a healthy restaurant and fitness center. They offer a wellness lifestyle. Since opening two years ago, the wellness complex has expanded its services and size, now offering more than 12,000 square feet with a technologically advanced group fitness room offering 40+ fitness and Yoga classes a week. “My goal has always been creating a facility equipped to maintain a healthy lifestyle, while offering the fit and finish of a 5 star ho-

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tel without the heavy price point. Purgreens fits right into that motto and provides an option to eat a healthy lunch and dinner in Delray Beach. The organic nutritional hydro growing process is the way of the future and giving a zero carbon footprint is the goal,” added Managing Partner Travis Tomko. “The concept is to give our members everything under one roof… Luxury Fitness, Personal Training, Fresh Healthy Food, full service Hair Salon and more.” The owners hope to grow the Purgreens concept and open more restaurants and franchise opportunities throughout the state and all over the U.S. They also hope to partner with Delray Beach schools and businesses to get them involved in the farm to table experience. “At PurLife and Purgreens we offer a lifestyle. It’s an opportunity to nourish your body and soul,” said Danielle. Purgreens 45 NE 2nd Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-276-7387 www.purgreensdelray.com

PURgreens Team: Jackie, Nicky, Danielle, kaylee, Stacey, and Margo

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special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

White is the New Gold BY STEPHEN CHRISANTHUS

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The Florida Festival and Events Association held its annual convention and awards luncheon last month and Jarrod White, Events Manager of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) walked away with its most prestigious statewide award.

White has been planning and executing events for Delray Beach for the last 5 years. The Florida Festivals and Events Association, Inc. (FFEA) represents 3,500 events throughout the state of Florida and recognizes those companies and individuals who excel in the field of events. While the DBMC as a whole walked out with 5 of the coveted awards, White was presented the last and most distinguished award of Emerging Leader. “This was a genuine shock. A big thanks goes to my DBMC team for nominating me and going along with some of my crazy ideas. Also to the city of Delray Beach for giving me the platform to be creative and allowing me to push boundaries,” exclaimed White. Jarrod’s dedication to entertaining the city with innovative and safe events can be witnessed all year long. From creatively bringing Santa in to light Delray’s 100ft Christmas Tree at their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to managing all the moving parts of the City’s 4th of July celebration which brings out 100,000 people. “I’ve seen him chase down a stolen golf cart

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on foot, wrestle in a sumo suit and jump into his car to head to Art Basel at midnight after the Tree Lighting event”, says Stephanie Immelman, Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. His dedication to the enhancement of Sprinkles Are For Winners

Delray Beach does not stop with events. His love of the arts has driven him to take a personal interest in beautifying the Pineapple Grove Arts District through murals. He is currently working with artist Marcus “Grabster” Borges to have the brick wall on the side of El Camino turned into art this October. The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative continues to push its events to the next level and produce some of the country’s best events, entertaining locals and bringing in people from all over. “The DBMC wins a lot of awards for our events and Jarrod is one of the biggest reasons why we do”’ explains Immelman. For a chance to experience the DBMC’s next award winning event and to see Jarrod White in action come out to Grove Week the first week of October. The weeklong series of activities, highlighted by a Wednesday night On the Ave street closure event on NE 2nd Avenue in Pineapple Grove, is sure not to disappoint. www.ontheavedelraybeach.com


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special feature ║ old school square

September Sizzles with New Exhibits and Special Events The Fieldhouse presents Silent Disco September 1st

On the first Thursday of each month, experience an exciting, high energy performance in a silent atmosphere. It’s the latest clubbing experience! You receive a pair of high quality, wireless headphones when you check in; then just tune into the DJ of your choice. It’s a battle of the DJs, where they each try to get as many people dancing to their tunes as possible! Tickets $15; available at OldSchoolSquare.org or by calling the Box Office at 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

Cornell Art Museum Opens Two New Exhibits September 16th

Opening Reception, Thursday, September 15th 7-9 p.m. “Fifteen Minutes” focuses on the idea of fame and the fact that Hollywood and celebrity are prevalent in contemporary art, as well as other facets of our contemporary culture. It includes artists who depict celebrities, celebrities who create art, and different ways that the culture of fame influences artists. Also included is work by the great Andy Warhol, who had an obsession with fame and who once stated that “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes!” Participating artists include: Annie Kevans, Jemima Kirke, Jack Newman (based Boynton Beach), Nathan Ritterpusch, Daniel Stanford (based in Miami), Ken Tate, Andy Warhol, and Russell Young. “A Life in Portraits” brings together world-renowned, contemporary, American artists, spanning five decades, who have created portraits of art patron and collector, Joan Quinn. The exhibition includes over 50 portraits, from a collection of approximately 300, realized in all mediums by artists that Quinn has believed in and supported. The exhibition explores the relationship between artist and subject and is a rare but fascinating look into the creative process of some

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of the world’s greatest American artists. Included are works by such renowned artists as Don Bachardy, Jean Michel Basquiat, Billy Al Bengston, Laddie John Dill, Robert Graham, Milton Greene, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Moses, Helmut Newton, Mel Ramos, Zandra Rhodes, Matthew Rolston, Ed Ruscha, and Alice Springs. Also included is the famous Polaroid of Quinn by Andy Warhol transformed into a painting by Warhol’s assistant Rupert Smith. Both exhibits run through January 15th. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m.; suggested $5 donation.

& Cocktails instructors. It’s a perfect girls’ night out, group night or date night. Pre-registration is required; $35 per person, includes all materials and drink ticket. Register at OldSchoolSquare.org or call 561-243-7922, ext. 478.

Crest Theatre and Milagro Center present a Special Film Premiere Friday, September 30th at 8 p.m. – “The Brown Ballerina” Premiere Event

Art Talk: A Conversation with Joan Quinn

Saturday, September 17th, 5:30-8:30; tickets $15 Celebrity art patron and collector, Joan Quinn will share some amazing, personal stories of her experiences with some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists. The talk will include photographs of Joan pictured with different artists through the years. Quinn is probably the most photographed, painted and sculpted persona in the history of Southern California contemporary art, if not America. More than 300 portraits in every conceivable media created over the course of decades have sought to capture her indomitable spirit. Quinn is known for her years of art and fashion journalism, showcurating for magazines and galleries around the world, and for her long-running television show “The Joan Quinn Profiles. “

Creative Arts School presents Canvas & Cocktails, September 29th

Thursday, 7-9 p.m. – Canvas & Cocktails is a fun, new art experience offered on the last Thursday of each month. Create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere -- all while enjoying a nice glass of wine, a craft beer or a signature cocktail. No experience necessary! Each month offers something different with one of our Canvas

The Crest Theatre and Milagro Center are collaborating on an inspiring event not to miss! This special evening begins with a music performance followed by a screening of “Brown Ballerina,” a short, independent film that tells the story of a young dancer’s trials and triumph of succeeding in the ballet world. The film was written, directed, and produced by Chassidy Jade, and is based on the true story of Maryann Payne, who actually participated in a Milagro Center program. More than a movie, “Brown Ballerina” is a movement that is dedicated to promoting equality and individuality one pliè at a time! A highlight of the evening will be a dance performance with some surprise guests! Tickets $35; available at OldSchoolSquare.org or by calling the Box Office at 561-243-7922, ext. 1. Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for more than 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-2437922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.


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City Commissioner And People Person

MITCH KATZ { By Diane Feen

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Mitch Katz has a saying that it’s better to act than to talk. That is precisely the reason he ran for Delray Beach City Commissioner in 2015. And he won.

“I never thought I would run for office but there were things that needed to be done in Delray and I wanted to make them happen,” said the Chattanooga, Tennessee native who has lived in South Florida since he was five-years-old. Some of those things have come to fruition. Katz was insistent on more transparency in city government and currently all board meetings (that take place in the city chambers) are streamed on the Internet and recorded for future information. Katz is also proud of the city employee morale boosters put in place. “We have recognition programs such as the Employee of the Month. We also worked hard to negotiate an employee contract for Fire Department employees.” As a way to get to know constituents – and hear their concerns – Katz holds quarterly town hall meetings. He also hosts groups of residents at his “Coffee with Commissioner Katz” meetings where residents of Delray can express their concerns and ask questions about the city. “Sometimes people’s ideas have the potential to turn into policy,” he said. If there’s a theme that runs through this Delray resident’s life – it’s one of public service. He has been an Eagle Scout since he was 17-years-old and has volunteered with the Boy Scouts since he was a teen. Katz served as Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster and various volunteer positions for the South Florida (and Gulfstream) Scout Councils that foster leadership. Katz also enjoys speaking to children to boost their morale. Helping others is a lifetime passion that is near and dear to his heart. “I was raised by a single mother (Fran) and older sister (Sindee) and had a lot of mentors growing up. My Big Brother and Scout leaders were mentors to me as well.” If you look at the trajectory of Katz’s life, it seems

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to follow a predictable path. One that is strewn with supporting young people and helping them find their way in the world. It is something that Katz navigated with the help of others and he seems to take pride in paying it forward. He was a chair of the Education Board of Delray Beach for two years, is on the PTA of Banyan Creek Elementary School and is an assistant Scout Master in Delray. Katz is also president of his homeowners association in Bexley Park. Being a people person is one thing that helped Katz start off on the right foot in life. At the age of 15 he sold the Miami Herald after school and also worked in Fort Lauderdale at a department store (called Jason’s) selling menswear. He also volunteered in numerous political campaigns and was a volunteer for Michael Dukakis in Sunrise, Florida. Katz worked closely with Dukakis’s daughter Andrea and found that his passion was identical to those he supported. “I like supporting people who have a true desire to help others. I enjoy helping people.” That seems to be one reason that Chuck Halberg of Stuart & Shelby has a fondness for this local family man. “Mitch is someone not afraid to go against the odds, even when he is told he can’t succeed. He is also passionate about things he feels strongly about. I also really admire his family values.” Katz has been married to Heather for 13 years and has two children, an 11-year-old son Hayden and nine-year-old daughter Shayna. They enjoy attending local Delray events together such as the July 4th celebration, First Night on New Years’ Eve and the Delray Affair. Another thing that Katz feels strongly about is helping teachers get their graduate degrees online. He accomplishes this by working with non-profit


universities across the country as Manager of Education Programs for The Learning House. Katz has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He has worked in various admissions management positions in higher education and is dedicated to helping adults achieve

their lifelong education goals. In his spare time Katz has found a new vocation (and avocation) with Dash Travel in downtown Delray Beach. It is there that Katz works his magic with people by helping arrange trips to fulfill their lofty goal (or bucket list) of seeing the world. For this local commissioner seeing the world means keeping Delray Beach in good stead with its residents – and keeping everyone happy.

So far he seems to be on the right track. “Commissioner Katz is fair and thoughtful and brings a valued perspective to the process. As a longtime resident he took it upon himself a few years ago to become actively involved in the community by joining the City Commission. We look forward to working with Commissioner Katz in the future and appreciate his efforts on behalf of the community,” said Marc Yavinsky, Executive Vice President of Menin Development, Inc.

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dining ║ restaurant review short rib lollipop meatballs served over homemade spinach fettuccini

IL CONTADINO RISTORANTE From Farm To Table

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When you go to Il Contadino it’s like going to your family’s Italian country house. It’s relaxed, the food is homemade and there’s little pretense in this intimate culinary experience.

That’s the way Michael Menna likes it. He enjoys making guests happy and listens to their heartiest desires - and makes them come true. Of course, this aim to please is mostly geared toward your palate and your plate. But, Menna has been known to chat with those who want to nurse a glass of wine and spend time in the serenity of his Pineapple Grove restaurant. For those who want a special dish, or a family favorite recipe, Menna is ready to whip it up for you. All you have to do is ask (and perhaps give him a little notice). That’s why he only has a few menus on hand. The rest of his culinary offerings are in his head and vary depending on the freshness of the local food available. Like an artist Menna can take different ingredients 88

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Michael MENNA enjoying a wine from their Collection of over 1000 bottles


The famous Annagabriella’s key lime pie

and make them harmonious and meaningful. Take the Stuffed Mussels for example. As someone who shuns mussels quite often I was delightfully surprised by the presentation and the exquisite taste of the Stuffed Mussels at Il Contadino. Prepared with Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, extra virgin Olive Oil and Garlic they were superb. One of Menna’s signature dishes are his homemade meatballs. You can get one with a short rib in the center or order this savory dish as an entrée. The meatballs are tasty without overbearing spices that camouflage the inherent flavor of the meat. If you’re a lover of Osso Buco, you’re in for a treat. This veal dish is braised in a luscious vegetable tomato sauce over homemade spinach fettuccini. It’s also no flash in the pan – it takes Menna all day to prepare this hearty dish. If you like short ribs Menna will make them for you in a tasty homemade vegetable tomato sauce as well. The short ribs are so tender they fall off the bone, yet are so delicious your fork will be there to meet them. Though presentation is of paramount importance to this 40-year foodie veteran, his primary goal is to create comfort food that makes guests feel good. “I like to create scrumptious meals for people who come to my restaurant. I also take pride in the fact veal chops caprese, made with house made mozzarella, fresh basil and local tomatoes

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that I offer my customers their favorite dishes cooked to perfection.” He sure does. His customers can attest to his generosity of spirit and perfection in the kitchen. “My husband and I went to Il Contadino for dinner. We had the fresh Mahi Special with broccoli and roasted potatoes and the Insalate de Contadino salad. We also enjoyed the delicious homemade key lime pie. Everything was prepared to perfection and Michael (the owner) served us personally. The restaurant’s atmosphere makes you feel like you are at an intimate restaurant in the heart of Italy. We highly recommend Il Contadino,” said Julie of Boca Raton. Menna has a gift when it comes to preparing terrific homemade meals. As a child his parents worked a lot and often their son would gather food he found in the refrigerator and whip up a special dish. “My parents were hairdressers and they rarely cooked so I would take whatever was in the house and prepare a gourmet meal.” He still has that savvy ability. “As a resident of Delray who eats out a lot I love Il Contadino. The food is excellent and Michael takes great care of us. It’s not noisy, busy or as pretentious as other Delray Restaurants, but it’s my favorite. The service is good, the food is excellent and the ambience is cozy and friendly,” said Gordon. That’s one of the perks of dining at this cozy restaurant in Pineapple Grove. You never know what Menna will cook up. He has been known to create a homemade Bolognese Sauce with fresh ground beef bathed in his grandmother’s secret tomato sauce with pasta. One of his newest creations is a whole Branzino with peppers, Kalamata olives and onions. He’s also serving a rib veal dish with breading, homemade mozzarella cheese and locally grown tomatoes with basil. Another new dish is the Pasta Carbonara. Made with bacon and onions in a

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cream sauce this dish will really wow you. When it comes to wines Menna has the globe covered. “I have 1000 different wines from all over the world. I even have a vintage wine from the 20’s. We cater parties and welcome groups (or families) celebrating special occasions – we’ll cook your favorite meal or help you plan the menu.” Il Contadino also serves lunch with dishes such as Italian antipasti, soups, wraps, salads, veal and pasta. If you don’t see what you want on the menu chances are Michael will make it for you. “All of the food I make comes from my heart. Each dish is homemade and I can make any type of food you want, from any country,” said Michael, whose children often help their dad in the kitchen. There are also monthly wine tasting dinners, vegetarian platters, homemade focaccia bread and dessert platters with cannoli, key lime pie, carrot cake and cheesecake. “My mission is to make you feel at home at my restaurant, I am proud of the homemade food we serve and happy with our signature meatball dish. Come and enjoy yourself – we aim to please.” IL Contadino Ristorante 165 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach (561) 330-0004 Open for lunch and dinner Catering and take-out available

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dining ║ recipe

September is National Fruit and Vegetable month!

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Let’s have fun with creative ways to prepare some of our local fresh produce! Head on over to our local GreenMarket and pick up fresh fruits and veggies!

Corn! Grill it, steam it, boil it, eat it on the cob: Nothing beats fresh corn.

Corn Spoon Bread

Butter Boiled Corn

Ingredients: 6-8 ears of corn, shucked 1 stick of butter 1 Cup of milk Salt to taste - optional Directions: Fill a large pot about halfway with water. Bring water to a boil. Add milk and butter. Add corn and reduce heat. Simmer corn for 6 to 8 minutes Remove corn from cooking liquid and its ready to serve. 90

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cups of the milk and the corn to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining milk and the cornmeal. Whisking constantly, slowly add the mixture to the boiling milk. Reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the butter, thyme, salt, pepper, and eggs. Transfer to a buttered casserole or cast-iron skillet. Bake until golden and set, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cauliflower is an often over looked vegetable. But no more! Try these two ways to prepare broccoli’s cousin. Ingredients: 3 cups whole milk 2 cups fresh corn kernels or one 10-ounce package frozen corn, thawed 3/4 cup finely ground cornmeal 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the dish 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 large eggs, lightly beaten Directions: Heat oven to 350° F. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, bring 2

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower


Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 head cauliflower 1½ cups plain Greek yogurt 1 lime, zested and juiced 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon curry powder 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Directions: Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and the woody stem. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper. Dunk the cauliflower into the bowl and use a brush or your hands to smear the marinade evenly over its surface. (Excess marinade can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days and used with meat, fish or other veggies.) Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the surface is dry and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. The marinade will make a crust on the surface of the cauliflower. Let the cauliflower cool for 10 minutes before cutting it into.

Mix flour, water, garlic powder, salt and pepper together in a bowl with a whisk until batter is smooth and a bit runny. Add cauliflower to batter and mix until cauliflower is coated. spread onto baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in hot sauce and honey into butter until smooth. Brush hot sauce mixture over each piece of cauliflower until all mixture is used. Bake until cauliflower is browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cauliflower cool 10-15 minutes.

Lemons are one of my favorite fruits! I use it in vineagrettes, drinks, and desserts. Here’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy this sweet tart fruit. Lemon Garlic Pasta

Blueberries are in season - Top off your summer get togethers with this tasty fruit. A simple boozy blueberry sauce makes this a grown up treat! Blueberry Gin Sundaes

Buffalo Cauliflower Add in cooked chicken, shrimp, or steamed broccoli for a complete meal!

Ingredients: Olive Oil cooking spray 3/4 cup baking flour 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste 2 heads of cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces 2 table spoons butter 1/2 cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce 1 teaspoon honey Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Ingredients: 1 cup of fresh blueberries 1/3 cup Gin 1 pint vanilla ice cream 4 waffle bowls Mint for garnish Directions: In a small saucepan combine blueberries and Gin. Simmer, stirring frequently until berries burst and mixture begins to thicken - about 5-8 minutes; let cool. Divide one pint of ice cream among 4 bowls evenly and top with sauce. Garnish with mint.

Ingredients: 1 lb angel hair spaghetti 4 large garlic cloves, minced 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Finely grated zest from 2 lemons 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Directions: Cook pasta in a 6-quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water and drain pasta in a colander. While pasta is boiling, cook garlic and red pepper flakes (to taste) in oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until garlic is golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in zest, then juice, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup reserved cooking water and bring to a simmer. Toss pasta in sauce with parsley. (Add more cooking water if pasta seems dry.) www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com | September 2016

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delray BEACH American Atlantic Grille 1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB (In the Seagate Hotel) 561-665-4900 Boston’s on the Beach 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 Breathe 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-330-4526 Brule Bistro 200 NE 2nd Ave #109, DB 561-274-2046 Bru’s Room 35 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3663 BurgerFi 6 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-9590 Burt & Max’s Bar & grill Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-638-6380

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201

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

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

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

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

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


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

Café Bleu 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-4041

Yama Japanese Restaurant 200 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-266-9929

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

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

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

Continental/Greek Apeiro Kitchen & Bar 14917 Lyons Rd. Delray Marketplace 561-501-4443 Bistro 241 241 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-4080 Blue Anchor 804 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7272 Boheme Bistro 1118 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-4899

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

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

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 Caffe Luna Rosa 34 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-274-9404 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 335 E Linton Blvd, DB 561-266-9393 Cena Modern Italian 9 SE 7th Avenue, DB, 561-330-1237 D’Angelo Pizza Tapas 16950 Jog Road, DB. 561-381-0037

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

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

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

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

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

Racks Fish House 5 SE 2nd Ave, DB, 561-450-6718

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

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

Windy City Pizza 401 W. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-2811

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

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

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

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

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

Green Fields Organic Bistro 4900 Linton Blvd. DB, 561 501-4169

Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza 307 E. Atlantic Ave, DB, 561-274-1969

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Cottage 1815 S Federal Highway, DB, 561-734-4626

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

Purgreens Inside Purlife Fitness Center 45 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-7387

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

Coffee/Dessert Ben & Jerry’s 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3112 94

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

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

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

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

Honey 16 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-270-7187

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

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

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

Bull Bar Inc 2 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-8001

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

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

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

Blue Anchor British Pub & Restaurant 804 E. Atlantic Ave, DB. 561-272-7272.

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

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

O’Connors Irish Pub 210 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-0022 Pepe’s Hideaway 1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db 561-276-3570 Sandbar 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 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

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 Brighton Beach Bagel & Bakery 14587 S. Military trail DB, 561-270-3771 Checkers 450 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9939 Christina’s Restaurant 263 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-3200 Conte’s Italian Deli & Gourmet Market 311 NE 2nd Ave, DB, 561.501.7399 Cornell Café Morikami Museum 4000 Morikami Park Rd, DB 561-495-0233 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

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

Dee Dee’s Conch & Rib 540 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-1124

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

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar 110 E. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-808-1100

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mississippi Sweets BBQ 2399 N Federal Hwy. Boca 561-394-6779

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pavilion Grille 301 Yamato Road, Boca 561-912-0000

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

Pinon Grille, 6000 Glades Road. Boca 561-391-7770

Japango 3011 Yamato Road. Boca 561-999-1263

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continental Bakery of France 625 NE Spanish River Blvd., Boca 561-361-4490 Bistro Provence 2399 N.Fed. Highway.Boca561-368-2340 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

Seasons 52 2300 N.W.Executive Ctr, Boca-561-998-9952 Six Tables 112 N.E. 2cnd St., Boca 561-347-6260 Sweet Tomatoes 7110 Beracasa Way, 561-750-3303 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 www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com | September 2016

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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

Taverna Kyma 6298 N. Fed. Hywy. Boca 33487 561-994-2828 Villa Rosana 9858 Clint Moore Road. Boca 561-470-0112

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

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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 Uncle Julio’s 449 Plaza Real. Boca 561-300-3530 Seafood Bonefish Grill 21065 Powerline Road. Boca 561-483-4949

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

Saquella Caffe 82 Royal Palm Place-410 Via De Palmas, Boca. 561-338-8840 Toojay’s 3013 Yamato Road. Boca 561-997-9911 Toojay’s Gourmet Deli Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca-561-241-5903

Boca Beach House 887 E Palmetto Park Road. Boca 561-826-8850

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

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

Boca-561-392-5237

Hotdogopolis 6020 N Federal Hwy. 8177 Glades Road Boca 561-998-5959

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

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

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GETTING OLDER By Susan Harris

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Face it - aching knees, embarrassing trips down the Depends aisle in the grocery store and being unable to read a restaurant menu without a magnifying glass are no fun. Getting older can certainly be an adventure in itself. But, rather than dwell on the downside, how about looking at some of the things that make life better now than it was when you were young?

Here are five advantages of getting older that you may not have thought of before:

You Make Lots of New Friends Just think – you never would have met that guy who makes birdhouses if you had not been sitting with him in the doctor’s office waiting room for an hour. You would never have heard that the lab technician who takes your blood every month has a daughter who is getting her third divorce. And, don’t forget all of the people at the senior citizen center and church suppers. Your horizons have really expanded since you got older. You’re Still a Baby No matter how old you are, there is always someone who, upon learning your age, will say, “Oh, you’re still a baby.” Seek those people out.

You Have Lots of Ready-Made Excuses Everyone expects you to have trouble remembering things and to have lost your hearing - whether you have or not. Selective hearing is probably THE greatest benefit of aging. Maybe you can still hear perfectly, but the older you get, the more you can pretend not to have heard something. Didn’t take the garbage out? Sorry, didn’t hear you ask. Didn’t fix the garage door? Oops, couldn’t hear you. Memory loss is another great excuse. If it’s too late to pretend you didn’t hear something, you can simply say that you forgot. It’s expected that someone of your advanced years will have trouble remem-

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bering. You can really play this one up. Try walking around the house muttering, “Where did I leave my keys?” Of course, you know very well where the keys are but no one else knows that you know.

Other People Can Take Care of You For a Change Remember those years of taking care of crying babies, dressing toddler’s wounds, feeding picky children and driving the kids to soccer practice and piano lessons? Now, it’s your turn! Those same kids should now take care of you. They can mow your lawn, paint your house, fix your roof and even bring you food. It’s about time, right?

Sweet Freedom At your age, you have the freedom to do practically anything you want. No one will blame you for anything you do. If you want to wade in the fountain at city square, go for it. Enjoy yourself. What do you have to lose? Feel like flirting with the pool guy? Go ahead. People will smile, roll their eyes, shake their heads and secretly wish you would act your age. They don’t realize that’s exactly what you are doing! It’s time to celebrate your age and all the benefits that go with it. Make the most of your golden years while you still can. It’s now or never.


Leisure ║ brain teasers

CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS

1. Unlikely to make anything happen 11. Liquor from molasses 12. Beat with a stick 13. Compound containing the azido group 14. Wow 16. Omitted to 18. Darkens 19. Froth 20. Scottish river 21. Most sickening

DOWN

ANSWER TO this PUZZLE will be printed next month.

2. Fanatic 3. Stiffly neat 4. Radiation units 5. Lengthen 6. Before reducing in value 7. Dual power (2-2) 8. Track 9. Race 10. Offer for sale 13. Expert 14. Gluttonies 15. Maryland town 17. Signs of distress 19. Female sibling 23. Contend 24. Blue and White (rivers) 25. Unclear atmospheric condition

22. Criticizes severely 26. Lay aside 27. Slender fast-moving snake 31. Garnish 32. Area in Germany around the upper Elbe river 33. Runs away 34. Happy 35. Gambol 36. Major waterway 37. Pointed projection 40. Netherlands

28. With a progressive motion 29. Carving in relief 30. Hollow 36. Synchronizes 38. Buxom 39. Shot 41. Pleased 44. Deplorable 48. Latvian coins 49. Decorative stone with parallel colored bands 50. Freshwater fish 51. Turkish river 53. Accustom to solids 54. Domed projection, usually ecclesiastical 55. Betsy ----, flagmaker 58. Catch sight of

sudoko

42. Affirmatives 43. Asian mountain republic 45. Spanish artist 46. Common 47. Meter 52. Brain 53. Distort 56. Yemeni capital 57. Protective capsule 58. Native Indian soldier 59. Son of Odin 60. Give to a team-mate 61. Drink carton 62. Jollity

ANSWER TO PUZZLE from last month

enigma

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: “F” = “R”

ANSWER TO sudoko will be printed next month.

“LFCYLKFJBH JY AJUJSX KVYJAH VST RVLLJAH JS BRK FKVA GCFAT, GRKBRKF HCZ RVUK DCSKH CF SCB.” - OKFFH XKAAJY

ANSWER TO sudoko from LAST MONTH

enigma solution will be printed next month.

enigma solution from LAST MONTH “For one who has conquered his own mind, it is the best of friends; otherwise, the greatest enemy.” - Krishna

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MISC ║ HUMOR

Five Simple Yoga Stretches for a Public Toilet Stall By Antonia Anderson

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Date from hell? Stressful business meeting? Lunch with the in-laws? From these and other miseries, the public restroom is the traditional refuge. Why not put your time inside the stall to good use? A spot of yoga relaxes and invigorates, preparing you for the daunting world outside.

Here are five simple yoga stretches you can do in a public toilet stall of any shape or size. Just don’t forget to lock the door.

1. Forward Bend While seated on the toilet, straighten your back and take a deep inhale. Exhale, hinge at the waist and lower your torso onto your thighs. The head comes to rest on the knees and the arms hang down loosely.

2. Neck Rolls Still seated, place hands on thighs and let your head hang with chin tucked. Shoulders are relaxed. Slowly roll the head all the way to the left, then to the right. Remember

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not to strain (that goes for any toilet stall activities, yoga-related or not).

3. Side Twist Sit up straight and turn your torso as far to the left as possible without moving your legs. Grasp the back of the toilet tank to increase the stretch (unless hygiene conditions are unfavorable). Take a few deep breaths, than turn to the right and repeat.

4. Upward Stretch This one is done standing. With an inhale, stretch your arms over your head and clasp your hands together. Turn your clasped hands so the palms face the ceiling, and look

up. Hold for a few breaths and release.

5. The Scream Stretch your mouth open as wide as possible. Inhale slowly, and then exhale fast and forcefully. Imagine all tension, anxiety, or boredom being expelled from your lungs. Do this three times…or until you feel ready to face whatever drove you into the toilet stall in the first place. Now you can exit the public toilet feeling refreshed and rejuvenated by these simple yoga stretches. And if that tedious meeting or nerve-racking lunch drags on for another two hours…well, nobody can fault you for taking another bathroom break.


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