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appy New Year, and welcome to our Health & Fitness Issue! Last year was a tough one for many different reasons. (It seemed much longer than 365 days, didn’t it?) Now that it’s 2017 and we’re granted a fresh start, I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief. In that spirit, this month, we look forward to living with intention and focusing on self-care, which is reflected throughout the following pages. We kick things off with Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, who is still at the height of her sport at age 36. Not only does the Palm Beach Gardens resident follow a strict diet and exercise regimen, but she also runs two successful businesses: EleVen by Venus Williams, an athletic apparel line, and VStarr Interiors, an interior design firm. Williams discusses how she stays on top of it all in “Net Love” (page 64). Since diet is such an important component of wellness, we take a look at the delicious new trend of healthful bowls – from açai to poke to pitaya and more – in “Bowled Over” (page 82). And we introduce you to four local families who hone their bodies and their bonds through group exercise in “Fit Together” (page 76). They will certainly inspire you to get moving toward your resolutions! Next, we sit down for a powerful interview with Patrick Kennedy, this year’s keynote speaker at the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Reflections of Hope Luncheon at Boca

West Country Club on Feb. 23. Kennedy breaks his family’s traditional “code of silence” by openly sharing his personal struggle with mental health and substance use, as well as his road to recovery and his advocacy for improved mental health care and support. Don’t miss “Breaking The Silence” (page 86). We zoom in on the topic of substance use even further in “Boiling Point” (page 70), exploring the national opioid epidemic and its devastating impact on South Florida. Area experts discuss the dire circumstances right here in our backyard and offer hope for lasting solutions, both for the sake of those struggling with addiction and for the well-being of our community as a whole. Since thriving is crucial to one’s well-being, my wish for you this month comes from a wise and wonderful woman, the late Maya Angelou, who said, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style. If you don’t like something, change it.” Best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy, fun, peaceful and prosperous 2017!

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ometimes, as a magazine issue begins to coalesce, a common thread emerges that I didn’t quite expect. This month, for our Health & Fitness Issue, it’s substance use. We had initially planned a story on the opioid epidemic in South Florida. But, then, in profiling Patrick Kennedy and a local resident, Matt Williams, we heard about their journeys from addiction to recovery. Even in our Parents column, we learned from a Harvard study that drinking alcohol can lead to depression. The message is clear: Substance use rages everywhere. It has permeated our inner cities, crawled across the heart of America and seeped into the suburbs, blind to race, gender or socioeconomic status. And we can no longer turn a blind eye to it. Almost every day, I read about another life cut short by an overdose. Most recently, a young Boynton Beach woman with a history of mental health and substance use issues went missing. Her family flew in and pounded the pavement – even on Thanksgiving – trying to find her, a 20-something who loved the ocean, cats, rabbits and crafting. Days later, her body was found in a car parked in a shopping center. Those closest to her suspect an overdose. Her mother issued this statement to The Palm Beach Post: “My daughter was lured to the beaches, palm trees, warm weather and sun. When I arrived to Florida [to search for her] and I walked the streets for a week, I was devastated with what I have seen. The [rundown areas], the young adult addicts sleeping in parks, the panhandling. This is not what is promised to our children struggling with addiction problems. During our search … my 16 year old daughter saw not one but two drug deals right in front of a halfway house. How is this possible? Why is this happening?” The answer is complicated. The booming rehab and sober home industry in South Florida, which often focuses more on profits than results, is one reason. Stronger and more dangerous street drugs are another reason. Misunderstanding is another. I have lost loved ones to this disease, while others fight it at this very moment. It’s easy to label alcoholics and addicts as selfish and stupid. Why not just walk away from this poison that’s ruining your life? We must understand – as Kennedy emphasizes in his interview with us – that substance use is a mental health issue and treat it as such. The brain that decides to take another hit of heroin or drink another vodka isn’t a “normal,” healthy brain. It has been compromised, wired to want more – often to the point of desperate behavior. Yes, there are those who abuse the system, draining their families’ resources, patience and trust, intent on continuing to use. But we cannot let this minority jade us to the fact that many addicts do want to get better, that they can’t do it alone and that recovery is possible. Just look at Williams and Kennedy. The numbers seem daunting, and even as local and federal agencies scramble for answers, individuals like you and I can make a difference – through education, communication and compassion.

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She suggests using SPF 50 year-round and choosing a broadspectrum formula. “I think my skin is aging slower than a lot of my peers’ because I’ve been so diligent about sun protection since my early 20s,” says Wechsler, 47. “I always keep sunscreen in my purse.” Aside from slathering on the SPF, Wechsler’s next skincare tip for winter beauty routines is to constantly hydrate with moisturizer. “It sounds basic, and it is,” she says. “It doesn’t take a very long time, and, besides sunscreen, it’s the most important thing we do to support skin health.” Her quest for an “ideal” moisturizer led to the development of La Solution 10 de Chanel Sensitive Skin Cream, which she created in collaboration with the brand. “Every day in my office, I would see patients with sensitive skin,” she says. “They were always asking me, ‘What can I use to help?’ So it made sense for me to ask Chanel to develop a product that I needed.” Her relationship with the company has turned out to be a perfect pairing. “The whole mind-body connection is very French, so we share a common philosophy,” Wechsler says. – Rheana Murray

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have the resources,” Asghar says. “This chip will allow people to use it at their homes or at their local community center to look at their infection status or to see if they are responding to the drug or not.” Another advantage is that it only requires a few drops of blood. Asghar has always been intrigued with the way things work, he says: “It was the curiosity to know more. When playing with a toy car, I wanted to see how it runs and how I could control it. When I was in second grade, I knew that I wanted to do something in engineering or science.” He also works in the Department of Biological Sciences.

In his free time, he mentors high school students. “We want to give them exposure to research so that they can better understand which field they would like to choose,” he says. Although Asghar tries to make time to hit the YMCA for a swim with his two children, for the most part, he can be found in the laboratory. He is currently working on developing a rapid diagnostic for people with the Zika virus. In addition, he is assessing advanced reproductive technologies to aid infertile women. “It’s a big concern,” Asghar says. “If successful, we will be helping humanity.” O


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part of my story, but I am living proof that you can beat it. This is why I’m here.” Matt hopes to build FroPro to be big enough to employ recovering addicts. He and Chelsea donate part of the profit from every bar sold to help those who cannot afford addiction treatment. Chelsea knows Matt’s struggle all too

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eminiscent of the heartache integral to the lives of a Massachusetts fishing crew in “The Perfect Storm,” Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed “Manchester by the Sea” examines the effects of tragedy and misfortune on a family in a seaside hamlet, down the coast from Gloucester. But these travails are not triggered offshore. Lonergan (“Gangs of New York,” “Analyze This”) wrote and directed this atmospheric treatise on coping, which has received five Golden Globe nominations and generated Oscar speculation. His story is a study of human emotions as it traces the trajectory of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), the reluctant guardian of his nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), after the sudden death of Lee’s brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler). Affleck (Oscar-nominated for “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”) maintains an emotionally vacant portrayal illuminated, like much of the story, by seamlessly inserted flashbacks. His extreme detachment, shown in awkward exchanges with seemingly interested women, even extends, we learn, to his exwife, Randi (Michelle Williams), with whom he shared a life-altering tragedy. Its revelation also brings clarity to his apparent downward spiral – moving to Boston and taking a demeaning job. The flashbacks include several carefree scenes on his brother’s com-

mercial fishing boat, interacting with the young Patrick, who is a randy teenage hockey star by the time he loses his father. These snippets of backstory pull the present into focus like an Impressionist painting.

Joe, who knew he had a heart problem, stuns his brother by naming him in his will to be Patrick’s guardian, a clever legacy to re-involve Lee in life and draw him back to Manchester-by-the-Sea, which proves a daunting task. Lonergan coaxes heartfelt performances from his talented ensemble, which includes brief roles by Gretchen Mol as Joe’s ex-wife, Elise; Matthew Broderick as Elise’s new husband, Jeffrey; and a variety of steamy girlfriends hovering around Patrick, including Silvie (Kara Hayward) and Sandy (Anna Baryshnikov). And Lonergan maintains a somber tone with the musical score of Lesley Barber, with whom he worked on his Oscar-nominated “You Can Count On Me” (2000), also a study of complicated relationships.

But it is the brilliant interplay between Lee and Patrick – whose battle of wits over their futures with or without each other dominates the two-plus hours – that elevates the tale with its searing

authenticity. Hedges (“Moonrise Kingdom,” “Kill The Messenger”), 20, deftly inhabits the character of a working-class teen in a hardscrabble seaside community, fixated on his own needs, and Affleck perfectly cultivates the damaged Lee, absent of warmth and able to medicate his guilt only with the occasional bender or brawl. Both Affleck and Hedges received several festival awards, and the Golden Globe nominations include Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Affleck, Best Director and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for Lonergan and Best Motion Picture – Drama. O TIME: 2 hours, 17 minutes RATED: R for language throughout and some sexual content

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THIS SPORTING LIFE Inspiring Memoirs By Professional Athletes BY STELLA ALVES

The world of competitive sports is like a rainbow in its diversity, offering a space for every type of athlete: the lanky, the bulky, the slow, the fast, the petite, the tall and everyone in between. But, whether you prefer swimming, racecar driving, soccer, football or ballet, there are many common denominators among these competitors. To be successful in any sport, one needs resilience, discipline, hope and ambition – as you’ll read in the following five memoirs about some of the greatest living athletes today. And – who knows – you might learn a lesson or two that transcends the arena.

“Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny” By Joe Garner In writing “Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny,” New York Times best-selling author Joe Garner spent more than a year interviewing and observing the racer, in addition to interviewing his friends, family, colleagues and competitors. The result is the first40

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ever authorized biography of fourtime champion racing legend Jeff Gordon. “Gordon’s meteoric rise through racing’s ranks is a classic American success story,” according to the book’s publisher. “Readers will find inspiration in Gordon’s candid take on his pivotal life episodes.” Indeed, the racer holds nothing back as he discusses his childhood, divorce and life after racing. The

fully illustrated book also includes rare photos and memorabilia, a foreword by actor and NASCAR fan Tom Cruise and an introduction from Gordon. “‘Dream’ is in the subtitle of this book for a reason,” he writes. “Since I was five-years-old, my dream was to become a racecar driver. … As I look back over the journey of my life, I think it’s one of the coolest stories ever.”


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Abby Wambach has always pushed herself. At age 7, she joined a boys’ soccer team. At 35, she became the highest goal scorer in the history of soccer, capturing the national spotlight with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. Along the way, Wambach, whom President Barack Obama called a “badass,” has used her fame to advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunities. As she reveals in the New York Times best-seller “Forward: A Memoir,” Wambach’s public success often concealed her private struggle to reconcile her roles as competitor, daughter, leader and wife. With candor and vulnerability, the twotime Olympic gold medalist shares her inspiring and brutal journey, starting in Rochester, New York. “‘Forward’ is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves,” according to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and New York Times best-selling author of “Lean In.” “Abby is deeply honest about her professional and life challenges – and she shows us by example how to overcome problems and live a happier, braver life.”

“When you’re facing big challenges in your life, you can think about Diana Nyad getting attacked by the lethal sting of box jellyfishes. And nearly anything else seems doable in comparison.” That was Hillary Clinton’s response to reading “Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream,” Diana Nyad’s first-person account of swimming 111 miles from Cuba to Florida – a 53-hour journey, without any cage for protection from sharks – in 2013. Nyad, then 64, not only set a world record but achieved a goal she set for herself 36 years prior. In this riveting and spirited memoir, Nyad discusses fear, bravery, perseverance and passion. According to Kirkus Reviews: “What makes Nyad’s story so remarkable, beyond the harrowing trials she faced at sea … is the strength of a resolve that would not admit defeat and knew no boundaries. ‘Whatever your Other Shore is,’ she writes, ‘whatever you must do … you will find a way.’” 42

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In “Wake up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life,” football player, talk show host and New York Times bestselling author Michael Strahan offers 18 rules of success. These simple instructions, delivered with wit and wisdom, detail how to develop a strong work ethic, achieve goals and more. The Super Bowl champ cites a range of sources, including professors who study happiness and his father, who served in the military. Among Strahan’s lessons? Rule No. 5 says: “Too many of us count ourselves out before we even give ourselves a chance... Do the work. Be excellent. You’ll find your place.” Rule No. 11 states: “You can’t change other people, but you can change how you are around them, and sometimes, a lot of times, that’s more than enough.” Critics agree that the book is a touchdown, with New York Times best-selling author Gretchen Rubin calling it “engaging, practical, and often hilarious … a book for anyone who wants to build a happier life.”

“Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina” By Misty Copeland As the first African-American principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is no stranger to being center stage. But, in “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,” the young woman’s life is the primary focus, instead of her performance. “When she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged, and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America’s most groundbreaking dancers,” according to the book’s publisher. The New York Times best-selling memoir details the ups and downs of Copeland’s improbable journey to success, including her unstable home life and the court hearing that nearly ended her career. Ultimately, she changed the face of modern ballet and became an international sensation. Booklist calls her story “an inspiration to anyone – man or woman, black or white – who has ever chased a dream against the odds, and the grace with which she triumphs is an example for us all.” O


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enny Rogers knows when to hold ’em – and when to fold ’em. And, says the 78-year-old star, it’s time to play his last card. “We will be sure to take extra time to cherish some moments on this last go around,” he promises on his website. He’s referring to his Final World Tour, which makes a stop at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18. “The concerts feature an allnew show, including a reflective look back through Rogers’ storied 50-plus-year career. Enhanced with personal stories, vintage photos and video clips – including never-beforeseen footage – the music-filled retrospective will touch on every part of Rogers’ career,” notes his website. And, with an impressive 120

million records sold worldwide, the Grammy Award winner will have plenty of fodder for his setlist, including perennial favorites “Lucille,” “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town” and “Islands in the Stream,” along with tunes from his 2016 album, “Swinging Operette.” Rogers, also a best-selling author, noted photographer and actor, had a brief foray into the restaurant business (remember Kenny Rogers Roasters?). As for his finale? “It’s sentimental, yet in a way that is more joyous than sad. It delivers equal amounts of big hits and big laughs, with Rogers leading sing-a-longs, telling stories and, in general, living up to his well-earned reputation as a first-rate entertainer who’s worth seeing in concert even

though his vocals aren’t nearly as strong as they were in his heyday,” notes The Mercury News. “I’ve been lucky to have enjoyed such a long career and to have such amazing support from my fans and all who have helped me along the way, but there comes a time when I need to focus on spending time

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Award-Winning Broadway Musical To Dazzle At The Broward CenterBY LINDA HAASE

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50th anniversary is something that should be celebrated in a big way, and The Roundabout Theatre Company plans to do just that. To commemorate its half-century anniversary season, the award-winning company is performing “Cabaret,” including a run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts from Jan. 10-22. The show has entertainment, music – and a heavy dose of reality. “Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in preWWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?” according to the venue’s website. “Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Willkommen’ and ‘Maybe This Time.’ Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at the ‘Cabaret,’ John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical

about following your heart while the world loses its way.” The musical has had many reincarnations, but those involved with the production point out its influence. “‘Cabaret’ has made an indelible impact on musical theatre and inspired some of the greatest theatrical artists of the last century to imprint the work with their unique style,” notes The Roundabout Theatre Company’s production guide. “The undeniable power of this musical lies in the universal question it poses: why do we again and again allow destructive powers to take control of society?” The show, a reprise of a Broadway production, has resonated with critics. “One theme of ‘Cabaret’ is the importance of staying awake to the import of political developments, rather than withdrawing into decadence such as the Kit Kat Klub, and Roundabout’s production does, indeed, have the capacity to shake us from sleep,” notes a review on TheatreStorm.com. O For more information, call 954-4620222 or visit browardcenter.org.


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AN EVENING WITH BILLY CRYSTAL

Legendary Comic Prepares Jokes For Kravis Center PerformanceBY LINDA HAASE

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hy not start off 2017 with a laugh? There’s no one better to evoke hilarity than comedian and actor Billy Crystal, who will bring his shtick to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Jan. 22. “This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” Crystal notes in a press release announcing the Spend The Night With Billy Crystal tour. “It’s loose, unpredictable and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.” To up the ante, Crystal has invited standup comedian, actress, TV host, director and producer Bonnie Hunt to join him on the tour as a special guest. Hunt, who had roles in films like “Rain Man” and “Beethoven,” also had her own show from 2008-2010. Crystal amused audiences in movies such as

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“When Harry Met Sally,” “City Slickers” and “Analyze This.” Although he started performing at age 16, his dream was to be a professional baseball player. He idolized Mickey Mantle.

But, even at an early age, comedy seemed to be his forte. “In high school, I was the class comedian as opposed to the class clown. The difference is, the class clown is the guy who drops his pants at the football game, the class comedian is the guy who talked him into it,” he notes on IMDb. He’s had many memorable moments – from his hilarious appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Saturday Night Live” to his role on “Soap” – and, of course, who could forget him hosting the Academy Awards? His memoir, “Still Foolin’ ’Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?” written three years ago, offers behind-the-scenes stories about his life and career – all told with typical Crystal humor. O For more information, call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org.


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UNDER THE BIG TOP

Ringling Bros. Presents Magical New Show At AmericanAirlines ArenaBY LINDA HAASE

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tep right up, and behold what just might be Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s greatest show on earth. Dubbed Out Of This World (for good reason), it includes jaw-dropping acts that will amaze and delight audiences.

fire and ice.” Also new to the show: thrill skaters who will join gravitydefying acrobats, majestic animals and fun-seeking clowns. “Imaginations will run wild throughout the nonstop display

But it won’t feature any elephants. The pachyderms have been retired, and the company now embraces technology in its new circus experience, which fans can see firsthand at AmericanAirlines Arena from Jan. 6-8 and 12-15. “Out Of This World is a cosmic voyage that takes families to space to witness incredible acrobatic performances on various planets introduced through lead characters and a good versus evil storyline,” notes the venue’s website. “Audiences will be riveted by an interactive, action-packed storyline filled with space-age family fun and technology, which deepens their connection to the performers. Through the lens of a magic telescope capable of discovering the most spectacular circus stars in the galaxy, they will join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic mission … to bring performers back to Earth, traveling to interstellar worlds of sand, water,

of artistic athleticism, with acts seamlessly transitioning from floor to air to ice, a feat never before done in Ringling Bros.,” notes the website. As Ringling Bros. reinvents itself, audiences will see new – and different – acts. “As we unveil Out Of This World, a show unlike anything experienced before, we are launching our iconic brand into the future,” says Alana Feld, executive producer and executive vice president, in a press release announcing the show. “In this production, we’re creating a new genre of circus that will shatter expectations, spark excitement and push the limits of what’s possible.” As she tells Forbes: “We’re the greatest show on earth. We have to live up to it, and we always have to top ourselves.” O For more information, call 786-7771000 or visit aaarena.com.


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A GUIDE TO PERSONAL GROWTH

SEEKING SERENITY Perfecting The Art Of Patience With Our Partners BY LINDA HAASE

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e’s late – again. Her closet is so messy it looks like an avalanche hit. The bothersome quirks and irritating habits that we might overlook in friends can enrage us when it comes to our partners. Patience may be a virtue, but it can quickly disappear in the heat of the moment. “Spouses often say things to their partners that they would never say to a friend or a stranger,” explains Virginia Crist, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Boca Raton. “They believe their significant other will always be there for them no matter what.” But that doesn’t make it right. So, when you feel your frustration level rising and your patience waning, count to 10. Take

a deep breath, and think before you speak, she says. Think about how you word things. Instead of asking your partner to compromise on points that make you seethe, try to negotiate. “Compromise can sound like you have to give up something, but, when you negotiate, you are willing to work out a plan together so you are on the same page,” she says. That way, she explains, couples are doing something to please each other out of love, not resentment. And, as in all relationships, communication is essential, she says: “Talk with each other about what you want and need, such as telling them, ‘I like when you tell me you love me.’” That could be crucial for a spouse who seems

to have become one with his cellphone. “I call this the alluring mistress; it is literally and figuratively pulling partners away from each other,” Crist says. “Find a specific time when the cellphone is off limits, like dinnertime or in bed.” JANUARY 2017

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Families.com shares this threestep process to become more patient: “The first rule is to treat your spouse the way you want to be treated. Secondly, it’s important to remember not everyone operates at the same speed. Those who get impatient quickly are usually those

A lot of people dig their heels in, but, if you can help the other person accomplish fixing what puts you on edge and do it in a helpful way, it is a win-win for everyone. – Ellie Boyarski, licensed clinical social worker

who operate at a faster speed. When it comes to your spouse, you just have to let them do things at their own speed. Even if that speed is very slow, you need to figure out a way to let go of the need to control how soon they get things done.” Try slowing down to match your spouse’s pace. You just might enjoy it. “If your impatience has more to do with your spouse’s quirks, remember you have quirks, too,” the website points out. “If you feel the need to communicate the need for change, be ready to change, too. After all, she may not like the fact that you squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom of the tube, and he may like the toilet paper on the roll the opposite of the way you normally place it.” And, most importantly, keep things in perspective – because most quirks are trivial. Ellie Boyarski, a licensed clinical social worker with offices in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, says couples should be careful how they phrase things, especially when situations get tense. “Instead of saying, ‘Must you always be late?’ or ‘You shouldn’t have bought that,’ think of ways to solve the issue. For example, tell a 54

partner who is always late that they need to be ready 30 minutes earlier, or let a spouse keep their office messy unless you are having company (and then offer to help clean up),” she advises. “A lot of people dig their heels in, but, if you can help the other person accomplish fixing what puts you on edge and do it in a helpful way, it is a winwin for everyone.”

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It’s important, she emphasizes, to take anger and emotion out of the equation and put empathy into it. And, she reminds us, when your spouse seems impatient, she may be angry or frustrated about something that has nothing to do with you. “Ask what is going on. A lot of times, couples bring in stuff from outside and take it out on the person closest to them,” Boyarski

says. “Find some empathy, and try to find out what happened. With couples, it is all about being able to listen to each other.” With our frenzied lives, we often forget what is important, Crist says: “I hear all the reasons why people don’t have time for one another. I tell them it only requires a breath to say, ‘I love you’ or ‘You are so special to me.’” O


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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS What Should We Teach Our Children About Attaining Joy? BY LISA KAPLAN GORDON

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ll parents want their kids to be happy, right? Only, I don’t believe in happiness. And the constant parental drone – “I just want you to be happy! ” – is like nails on a chalkboard to me. My mother has spent her life pursuing happiness. She was born at the start of the Great Depression, when her family lost everything and was forced to move in with her grandparents. Mom’s first memories were of a cold, joyless home in Rochester, New York; her father coughing up a lung with pneumonia; and her 8-year-old brother sent to live with cousins because the adults couldn’t handle two young children under one roof. Mom became a woman in the 1950s, the country’s age of prosperity. She married young and well, gave birth to two wonderful children and attained all the material and emotional things she thought would make her happy. But she wasn’t. Her husband was preoccupied with making a living. Her kids were more work and worry than she had anticipated. And the big house and bling never replaced the gnawing fear of losing every-

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thing once again. In fact, the “things” we think will deliver happiness really don’t. Harvard Business School’s 2009 study “From Wealth to Well-being?” showed that, after people’s basic needs are met, we overestimate the influence of wealth on happiness by 100 percent. When money and status didn’t provide the happiness fix, Mom saw therapists for decades, convinced that happiness lay in self-knowledge. She

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saw diet doctors, believing happiness would arrive when she lost that last 10 pounds. She went back to college and received three degrees, hoping a master’s would bolster her self-worth. Yet no amount of self-improvement led to happiness, and it seemed that, the more Mom pursued it, the farther and faster it ran. Defeated, she pinned her hopes on me, like a pageant mom desperate for her daughter to win the elusive prize – the happiness trophy. She

How do we know what happiness feels like without feeling what sadness feels like? Sometimes parents say to me, ‘I don’t want my child to be angry or sad.’ But it’s normal for us to feel all these feelings. – Dr. Alexis Resnick, child psychologist

fretted whenever I displayed fear or anger or disappointment, the normal feelings of growing up. The only prized emotion was happiness, which made me so miserable that I eventually decided it was a false prophet I would never kneel before. Like so many daughters, my dreams became the opposite of my mother’s. I wanted a lot of things – to work, to support myself, to volunteer in emergency rooms, to fly-fish on great trout streams. I wanted to be


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fully engaged in living and not stalk any particular feeling. Sometimes I was satisfied, sometimes frustrated, often afraid and occasionally … happy. But, for me, happiness was a moment, not a state of being – a stop on the journey, not the destination. Apparently, I was on the right track. “How do we know what happiness feels like without feeling what sadness feels like?” says Dr. Alexis Resnick, a 58

child psychologist who practices in Aventura and Plantation. “Sometimes parents say to me, ‘I don’t want my child to be angry or sad.’ But it’s normal for us to feel all these feelings.” Problems arise when one overwhelming feeling gets in the way of functioning, Dr. Resnick says. Now that I’m a mother, I understand the urge to foist happiness on my son. But I resist and never tell

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Jake that I want him to be happy, just like I never say I want him to be handsome or smart or tall. I tell him to be generous, because an open heart feels better than a closed mind; to be productive and not just suck up air during his time on earth; and to be loving, because the love you give ultimately feels better than the love you get. That’s what Dr. George Vaillant

discovered from his work on a 75year Harvard study of adult development, one of the longest longitudinal studies in history. He says that there are two pillars of happiness: love and finding a way of coping with life that does not push love away. “Happiness is love. Full stop,” Dr. Vaillant has said. If you insist on teaching your child to find lasting happiness (have I taught you nothing?), here are takeaways from the Harvard study. Find work you enjoy and feel connected to, not necessarily work that pays you lots of money. Your God-given smarts don’t determine happiness. The study found that men with IQs between 110 and 115 were generally no more or less happy than Mensa-type men with IQs topping 150. Don’t abuse alcohol. The study found a strong link between drinking too much and neurosis and depression. I would add: Maintain low expectations. Two months before Jake was to become a bar mitzvah, he knew nothing. A therapist told us to make nightly Hebrew practice fun, so my husband made Jake a root beer float at the end of each session. But, half the time, Jake became fixated on the prize, not the practice. And I’d listen to my husband and son argue endlessly about how much prayer qualified for the treat. The week before invitations were to go out, we telephoned family members and told them the bar mitzvah was off. But Jake cried and begged, so we called everyone back and said it was on again. On bar mitzvah day, I wasn’t certain that Jake would show up at the temple, much less make it through his Torah portion. But my boy put on his suit, posed for photos with us at the temple and recited his haftarah like a champ. Finally – for the moment, at least – I had found happy. O


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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Offers Revamped Rooms By Jonathan Adler And MoreBY LESLIE J. KRAFT

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e’re lucky to live in South Florida for many reasons, but at the top of the list is the fact that Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is right in our backyard. Take a few minutes to drive the scenic route up A1A to reach the resort’s location on a secluded private beach in Manalapan, and you’ll enter a luxurious paradise. Now is a special time to be there because the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star property recently completed a phenomenal renovation of its guest rooms. All 309 guest rooms at Eau

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Palm Beach, which was recognized as Florida’s top resort in the 2015 and 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, have been re-imagined with the help of iconic designer Jonathan Adler. Each room has a “Capri meets Santorini meets Palm Beach” vibe and features new and exclusive furnishings by Adler. Rooms boast one-of-a-kind art by notable artists Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson, Leila Jeffreys and Jenna Snyder-Phillips as well as classic photographs by Slim Aarons. Design details incorporate the

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classic Chinoiserie-inspired décor and color combinations of vintage Palm Beach. To top off the newfashioned luxury experience, all rooms have private balconies with hanging chairs to enjoy ocean views and the lush tropical gardens that envelop the seven-acre property. “In creating this room experience, I wanted the Eau Palm Beach

guest to feel as if they truly ‘arrived’ upon walking into their room. Palm Beach has an incredible combination of glamour, fantasy and luxury, and the new rooms really capture that vibe,” Adler says. “By designing guest rooms with a fresh, nautical color palette and pops of color and unexpected surprises, I’ve created a luxurious and dreamy


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In creating this room experience, I wanted the Eau Palm Beach guest to feel as if they truly ‘arrived’ upon walking into their room. Palm Beach has an incredible combination of glamour, fantasy and luxury, and the new rooms really capture that vibe. By designing guest rooms with a fresh, nautical color palette and pops of color and unexpected surprises, I’ve created a luxurious and dreamy experience for everyone to enjoy a fancy vacation. – Jonathan Adler, designer

experience for everyone to enjoy a fancy vacation.” Fancy, indeed – but by no means stuffy. Part intimate ocean retreat, part social hub, Eau Palm Beach is a breezy, blissful outpost where relaxed elegance, thoughtful service and artfully unexpected touches combine to create a wonderland of joy. Start (and you may not be able to stop) with the Forbes Five-Star Eau Spa, a 42,000-square-foot oasis that also has three tennis courts; two pools; a fitness center; and the outstanding child and teen club, AquaNuts/Coast. The spa is a decadent dream come true that focuses on sensory experiences with touches of wet, wit and wonder. The journey begins when guests are greeted by the beautiful Wishing Well en route to the Self-Centered Garden – filled with plants selected for their 62

aromatherapy and medicinal benefits. A waterfall bench provides a heated water massage, while hanging chairs are perfect places to relax above a reflection pool. The sounds of wind chimes and water features fill the air. After champagne and couture cupcakes, enjoy a gourmet or spamenu lunch in the gardens, and then embark on an ultra-luxury treatment tour in the spa, considered one of the top 10 in the world. Don’t miss the first-of-its-kind Scrub and Polish Bar, where an onsite mixologist creates custom treatments just for you.

contact Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is located at 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. For more information, call 800-328-0170 or visit eaupalmbeach.com.

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Work out in one of the most state-of-the-art fitness centers in the nation. Then, visit the Bath Lounge, surrounded by heated chaise loungers, and enjoy the eucalyptus-infused sauna, steam room and steam showers. A relaxation lounge features chandeliers made of 300 individual vintage and contemporary crystal glasses created by artist John Harrington. Luxuriate in the ultimate spa villas with indoor and outdoor baths and water features while experiencing an extraordinary massage – complete with champagne and caviar. Facials are among the best worldwide, rivaled only by the spa’s technology-driven treatments. Get red-carpet ready at the salon for a night on the island. Dining is also an exceptional experience at the resort, which has four restaurants. Make sure to visit Breeze Ocean Kitchen, a beautifully redesigned waterfront restaurant led

by Chef Josh Thomsen and Chef Kevin Knieriemen. They created an inventive new menu that stretches throughout the day with offerings reflecting the sun-splashed Palm Beach lifestyle and celebrating the Atlantic’s bounteous “fruits de mer.” Spices, styles and preparations infuse hints of the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Other highlights include handcrafted cocktails at Stir Bar & Terrace; fine wines and modern American fare at Angle, helmed by Chef Manlee Siu; and top-shelf Mediterranean cuisine at Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro. With more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, plus plenty of indoor and outdoor venues for private events, Eau Palm Beach could also be an aweinspiring location for your next meeting or family reunion. Believe us – your guests will thank you. O


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PASSION FUELS THE SUCCESS OF TENNIS CHAMPION VENUS WILLIAMS – ON AND OFF THE COURT

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enus Williams’ life motto is simple, but it serves her well: “If you’re taking care of yourself, you can give more to the world.” Considering she is, after 22 years, still at the height of her sport while being a hands-on owner of two successful companies – an apparel line and an interior design firm – she’s taking very good care of herself, indeed. Williams, 36, has been playing tennis professionally since the age of 14. Over the past few decades, she won seven Grand Slam singles events (14 more in women’s doubles), five Wimbledon singles titles and four Olympic gold medals. She hit a setback in 2011, when she announced she was suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome, a disorder of the immune

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system, but has since bounced back and (as of press time) is currently ranked 17th in the world. She has achieved the rarest kind of success by placing physical and mental wellness as the highest priority. Today, she is considered one of the world’s top athletes. Unsurprisingly, her daily fitness regime is not for the faint of heart – nor the lazy. “My daily routine, all my life, has been about workouts,” she explains. “I wake up, go play tennis for a few hours, then go to the gym and do a few muscle groups. I start with the lower body, walking or side lunges. I also incorporate three rounds of squats and some high knees. For upper body, I tend to do arm circles and arm crosses. Flexibility is what tennis is built on.”


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Even when she’s on the road, she makes sure to keep moving, she says: “I always find a gym, usually at my hotel.” She recognizes, however, that the fittest physiques need a break, too. “I usually take off from tennis in November and December and let my body rest. I do not stop dancing, though. I adore dancing. It makes me happy. It’s my favorite workout outside the court.” As for her diet?

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My daily routine, all my life, has been about workouts. I wake up, go play tennis for a few hours, then go to the gym and do a few muscle groups.

“Early in the morning, it’s super hard for me to eat right away, but I still need energy for practice,” she says. “I try to start out with a protein smoothie, a green juice or some sort of fruit. Lunch is usually my biggest meal of the day, and I always try to incorporate some carbs like sweet potatoes or rice. In the afternoon, I always have something. Snacks help me avoid lateafternoon energy lows. I typically make myself a salad for dinner.” She recently embraced plantbased eating but allows for the occasional animal protein. “The best way to describe me is a ‘cheagan,’” she explains. “I’m not perfect, but I certainly try.” Although disciplined, she doesn’t deprive herself. “I like French fries, and I love potato chips,” she says. “If I crave something heavier, it’s typically brown rice, beans and grilled shrimp. And I always crave sweets! But I can’t have them all the time, so I try to stick to cashews, dates and fruit snacks.” Williams, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, counts Christopher’s 66

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and growth from others. Right now, we’re working on our product for Fall 2017 and identifying our color story and which prints and styles we want to focus on. My sketchbook is in my bag, and I carry it with me wherever I go.” Despite the stellar team she’s put together, Williams knows that, at the end of the day, it’s her name on the line – which is why she wears her own designs on the court when playing in tournaments. “I would love to get Rita Ora and Misty Copeland into our products – and Lewis Hamilton when we launch the men’s line,” she says. It’s also why EleVen shipments contain notes indicating that they were “Packed By Venus.” “I want our customers to know the same passion and love they see from me on the court is what’s been put into their garment,” she says. “If that means packing boxes, count me in! Sometimes I’ll call and thank them. It’s the little things that go a long way.”

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Tennis aside, fashion and interior design are two of my favorite things. As a designer, you have a vision, then take that vision and bring it to life. From the lighting to the construction to the fabrics, I love it all.

Kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens as one of her favorite spots. “It’s all vegan,” she says. “I love the lentils with quinoa and typically wash it down with a strawberry milkshake with protein powder.” She adds: “I absolutely love it here. It’s a great city with good restaurants and fun shops, and you cannot beat the weather.” Riviera Beach serves as the headquarters for her two growing enterprises: EleVen by Venus Williams, her athletic apparel line, and VStarr Interiors, her interior design firm. “When I was 18, I got a letter in the mail inviting me to design school,” she recalls. “I had already been playing professional tennis for about four years, and design sounded like a great idea.” Despite a grueling training and competition schedule, Williams enrolled in The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She says of the challenge: “I like to dream big.” These days, Williams and her team at EleVen carry out her vision for stylish and sporty tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories. Her fame helps, she explains, but it means little if the quality isn’t there. “Having people know who I am can get me in the door, but, once you’re inside, you need to prove you know what you’re doing,” she says. “I’ve surrounded myself with people who are as good as me or even better. After that, it’s about building credibility. You have to bring your best every day and prove your commitment.” The label’s name, she explains, means that it aims to be better than a perfect 10. “It represents how we strive to live every day – by being better than the previous one,” she says. Readily, Williams admits it’s something she cannot do alone. “I am very involved,” she notes. “But, at the same time, I love having people around who can help make an idea even stronger. In tennis, you’re all by yourself – no one can help you. When you’re on a team, there’s the chance for input

She’s equally passionate about the work she does at VStarr, the boutique interior design firm she runs out of the same office space, she says: “Tennis aside, fashion and interior design are two of my favorite things. As a designer, you have a vision, then take that vision and bring it to life. From the lighting to the construction to the fabrics, I love it all.” Williams is currently earning her master’s degree in interior architecture, but, in the meantime, VStarr already has several highprofile projects under its belt. She’s particularly proud of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, a nonprofit after-school recreation and educational facility for kids in Washington, D.C. JANUARY 2017

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“We were commissioned to assist with the interiors and graphic walls of the 48,000-square-foot facility that includes six indoor courts,” she says. “We were able to include concept, graphic panels and designs that included ease of installation for years to come.” In addition, VStarr has also remodeled the stunning Presidential suite and Royal suites at the InterContinental Miami and has done the interior design for a luxury living space at 1000 Ocean in Boca Raton; The Manor Lauderdale By the Sea; SofA, luxury apartments

in Delray Beach’s South of Atlantic Arts District; the common spaces at Town at Pembroke Pines; and many more. In certain cases, clients are interested in incorporating both of Williams’ businesses. The Midtown Athletic Club, for example, will carry both the EleVen line and enlist VStarr to work on the tennis lounge and several hotel suites at its Chicago flagship location. “When I’m not traveling for tournaments,” Williams admits, “you will find me either at the EleVen and VStarr offices or in the gym.”

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She recognizes that a competitive athletic career only lasts so long, which is why she’s already putting in the hours on her second act. “I never would have predicted I would have played this long,” she told The New York Times in a recent interview. “I have always said that after sports, I wanted a life, I wanted an opportunity, I wanted to be able to do something.”

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I usually take off from tennis in November and December and let my body rest. I do not stop dancing, though. I adore dancing. It makes me happy. It’s my favorite workout outside the court.

Despite her fierce work ethic, she knows that being truly wellrounded means making time for a personal life. For Williams, private time is all about family. “It’s very important to me,” she explains. “And, of course, I love spending time with Harold, my little Havanese.” It goes without saying that family time includes her best friend and most trusted confidant: her younger sister, Serena. With their combined wins, the two siblings have long reset the bar and ruled the game. In fact, when Andy Murray was congratulated at the Rio Olympics for being the first player to win two gold medals, he quickly corrected the interviewer, reminding everyone: “Venus and Serena have won four each.” Despite the fact that they’ve often had to play against each other, their bond off the court is unshakeable. “When you’re a big sister,” Williams told the Times, “it’s a great job. I don’t know how little sisters feel about their job, but when you’re a big sister, you’re supposed to take care of everything. And you feel good about it. I do.” Williams trusts her sister implicitly. “I designed a dress and I asked Serena what she thought,” she told the Times. “She said, ‘Oh my God, I love it!’ That’s when my shoulders went up and I started feeling confident. Because you know, sisters, they’re always honest.” And they share a love of dance. At last year’s Williams Invitational – an annual reunion of family and friends – they faced off in a team dance competition that included Beyoncé music, LED light suits, costumes and fierce footwork. With a professional tennis career still going strong; a killer workout and diet regimen to keep; and two budding, successful businesses to run, it would be easy for a person with less stamina to falter. Not Williams. “Fitting all of this in is definitely a balancing act,” she admits, “but I love it.” O


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The Opioid Epidemic Has Reached Disturbing New Heights Nationwide And In South Florida

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“PROBABLY THE MOST CHILLING STATISTIC OF ALL IS THAT ONE PERSON DIES EVERY 19 MINUTES FROM THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.” – Dr. Gregory A. Smith, international expert on pain management and opioid addiction

ternational expert on pain management and opioid addiction and the executive producer of the film “American Addict 2, The Big Lie.” “[Opioid pills] are easy to get and easy to carry and carry less stigma than heroin and other illicit drugs. They absolutely help people in acute pain like trauma, surgery or severe sports injuries, but, if a person has chronic pain, it’s important to avoid using opioid painkillers on a daily basis unless all else fails because they are so highly addictive. It’s always better to find the root cause of the problem rather than anesthetize it.” While opioids can trigger nausea, dizziness and constipation, the most serious side effect is respiratory depression, caused by the activation of key opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Put simply, the user stops breathing and suffocates. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), drug overdose is now the leading

cause of accidental death in the United States, with more than 47,055 lethal drug overdoses recorded in 2014. Opioid pill addiction is driving this epidemic, experts say, with 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers and 10,574 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2014, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These rates are 10 times the number of drug overdose deaths recorded in 1999. The ASAM also states that, in 2012, more than 259 million prescriptions were written for opioids, enough to give every American adult his or her own bottle of pills, says Dr. Smith. “Probably the most chilling statistic of all is that one person dies every 19 minutes from the abuse of prescription drugs,” he adds. We’ve lost countless celebrities over the years due to fatal drug overdoses. Most recently, music superstar

Prince, 57, died from a self-administered dose of the deadly painkiller fentanyl, one of the most powerful opioids. Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, died in 2014 from a mixture of heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamines. “Glee” actor Cory Monteith, 31, died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol in 2013. Sadly, the list goes on and on. Dr. Ruben Baler, health scientist administrator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, says that the “misuse of and addiction to opioid pain pills is a serious national problem that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. This issue has become a public health epidemic with devastating consequences not only including opioid use disorders and related fatalities but the rising incidence of newborns who experience neonatal abstinence syndrome because their mothers used these substances in their pregnancy and the increased spread of infectious diseases including HIV and hepatitis C.”

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victims who may have several potent synthetic drugs in their system. “We’re having to give higher and higher doses of Narcan,” says Capt. Kevin Saxton, spokesman for Delray Beach Fire Rescue. Authorities say that overdose episodes do not always occur behind closed doors or away from the public eye. “We see people overdosing in public bathrooms, public places, on street corners. It’s pretty wild,” says Saxton. “The problem just this past year has

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THE CRISIS COMES HOME In South Florida, the number of opioid overdoses is alarming. According to Paul Faulk, director of the Broward Addiction Recovery Center, a state-funded rehabilitation facility, the numbers of drug overdoses and fatalities in 2016 doubled figures recorded in 2015. “This is an epidemic – but a silent one,” he says, comparing it to the flakka fiasco of recent years when those who overdosed on this street drug developed bizarre and often dangerous behavior that led many to label flakka the “zombie” drug. “Users would go crazy and start biting the faces of their victims. Flakka has pretty much disappeared from the South Florida scene and has been replaced with opioids. With the opioid epidemic, victims die quietly in their bathrooms, in their living rooms or behind garbage dumps.” In South Florida in 2015, there were 4,380 drug overdoses and 1,460 deaths. “We have an overdose every two hours and a death from opioid overdose every six hours,” says Faulk. 72

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“WE SEE PEOPLE OVERDOSING IN PUBLIC BATHROOMS, PUBLIC PLACES, ON STREET CORNERS. THE PROBLEM JUST THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN ASTRONOMICAL. WE’RE RUNNING SEVERAL OPIATE OVERDOSES A DAY.” – Capt. Kevin Saxton, spokesman, Delray Beach Fire Rescue

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Abuse Coalition, says the numbers of opioid overdoses and fatalities have risen significantly each year. “Countywide, we’ve had over 1,600 overdoses and 400 deaths in 2016,” he stated, quoting numbers to September. Advanced first responders such as firefighters, police officers and other EMS personnel are permitted to carry medical kits that contain drug antidotes such as naloxone, the component in Narcan kits, and other drugs to counter overdoses. Naloxone is the only FDA-approved nasal spray that can reverse an opioid overdose before respiratory and cardiac arrest. Narcan kits are also available for purchase at most Florida pharmacies. “[Narcan] causes withdrawal, which is not pleasant, but at least the person is alive,” says Faulk. Experts warn that even Narcan is becoming less effective in treating

been astronomical. We’re running several opiate overdoses a day.” Saxton, who has been with the fire department for 14 years, says that, five years ago, overdose calls were rare. “But, today, they are almost commonplace,” he says. “One Sunday in October, one of our trucks treated seven overdoses alone. That is unheard of.” South Florida is a magnet for addicts and drug dealers, says Dr. Gary Martin, dean of students at Lynn University, who was one of the founders of the Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) Taskforce when he was a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office detective in 2004. NOPE offers outreach programs and education to schools. “People all over the country send their loved ones here to sunny Florida to get help for addiction and get them away from the environment that triggers their habit,” he says.


IDENTIFYING AN OVERDOSE FEELS LIKE: Can’t stay awake No energy or strength Can’t walk or talk Vomiting

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And the profile of the typical addict is not the down-and-out homeless person one might suspect. According to Dr. Martin, he is a 39-year-old white male with a high school diploma. As many as 200 people a month come to Palm Beach County to combat drug addiction, according to the county’s Sober Home Task Force. After treatment, centers often recommend a stay in a sober home, where the addict can develop the skills to return to work and a drug-free life. But Kadel says that drug dealers often target sober home residents, who are especially vulnerable during their transition out of therapy. “We are at the epicenter of the Rx drug epidemic,” he says.

SAM’S STORY Despite desperate measures by his family, Sam McNeil succumbed to a drug overdose in 2015 at age 28.

“PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY SEND THEIR LOVED ONES HERE TO SUNNY FLORIDA TO GET HELP FOR ADDICTION AND GET THEM AWAY FROM THE ENVIRONMENT THAT TRIGGERS THEIR HABIT.” – Dr. Gary Martin, dean of students at Lynn University and co-founder of Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education

When he was found slumped in an armchair in his Boca Raton home, he left behind a pregnant girlfriend, a great job and grieving family members who have since dedicated their lives to educating others about the dangers of drugs. “He lost his life after an eightyear battle with addiction that started when he was defending a lady’s honor at a New Year’s Eve party in 2007,” says his father, Greg McNeil, 58, who lives in Hudson, Ohio. Sam, ever the avenger, got into a fight, and his face was severely injured. He was prescribed opiate painkillers at the hospital and became hooked. “When his prescription pain pills ran out, he started buying them on the street,” Greg says. “When that got too expensive – about $90 a pill – he turned to a cheaper option, heroin, for $10 a bag.” 74

His parents tried sending him to local rehabilitation centers, but he would get out and return to “familiar people, places and things,” Greg says. These triggers hindered his recovery. So his family sent him to The Boca House to get a fresh start, and he flourished. He had a job; a girlfriend, Donasha O’Connor; and a circle of friends. However, on the morning of Oct. 23, 2015, he kissed his girlfriend goodbye as she left to attend a church retreat, and Sam went to work as an airplane parts salesman. “He told his supervisor that he wasn’t feeling well and went home,” recalls Greg. “He must have contacted his dealer because Donasha tried to reach him later, and, when she couldn’t, she called a neighbor to check in. The neighbor found Sam unresponsive and called 911.” O’Connor, five months pregnant, arrived as Sam was being wheeled

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out of the house on a stretcher. An autopsy found fentanyl and heroin in his system, says Greg. At his son’s memorial service, Greg vowed to make a difference and founded a nonprofit foundation, Cover2 Resources, that produces educational podcasts dealing with drug addiction. “There is so much we know now that we didn’t know when Sam was with us about this disease,” he says. “While nothing can bring our son back, we hope that sharing our experience will help prevent others from going down that road.”

THE CHALLENGE While opioid abuse is an international problem, Dr. Smith says that

the number of addicts in the United States is disproportionately high. “The greed of the big pharmaceutical companies who have some of the highest profit margins versus any other industry in the world – coupled with Americans’ insatiable appetite for drugs in general – is fueling this fiasco,” he says. “A society that is struggling financially and struggling with anxiety, depression and insomnia is always reaching for a quick fix. The marketing of pills to the public is the first line of therapy of almost all problems, according to what is taught in medical schools and residency programs. Americans now have the highest prescription use of any country in the world.” Faulk says it’s difficult for law enforcement agencies to crack down on drug dealers because of the number of synthetic drugs that are being made in home labs and combined with heroin to enhance the high. “Drug dealers want to please their clients, so they are always coming up with new synthetic drugs that offer a bigger kick,” he says. “You can even get ingredients online.” The drug du jour, fentanyl, is so powerful that it’s sometimes used to tranquilize elephants. And it’s so lethal that it’s killing IV drug users before they can remove the needles from their arms. Fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, is making the opioid crisis even worse. Enter its stronger cousin carfentanil, which is popping up on the drug scene, and the situation is dire. In the first quarter of 2016, the Broward medical examiner’s office tallied 20 heroin deaths, 28 fentanyl deaths and 20 deaths caused by a combination of the two. Five of the fentanyl fatalities, all found with needles still piercing their arms, occurred on a single day in February. In 2014, Palm Beach County recorded the highest number of fentanyl-related deaths in the state: 87 of Florida’s 538 total. Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration called fentanyl a “significant threat to public health and safety.”


THE SOLUTION Dr. Smith says that implementing a blend of medical disciplines – known as integral medicine – is essential, using genetic testing, balancing brain chemistry to prevent drug cravings and using IV protocols to quickly and safely detox people off opioids. Greg agrees: “I tell people that you wouldn’t climb Mount Everest alone; you need to climb that mountain with team support.” Through his podcasts, Greg is lobbying for continuous care for addicts so that the transition from treatment center to full recovery is as seamless as the medical care offered for other types of disease. “When you have cancer, you have a team of doctors following up with every phase of treatment,” he explains. “You don’t shuttle the patients from one facility to another.” Dr. Smith adds that, all too often, treatment centers fail their clients because they offer a cookie-cutter approach where everybody gets the same treatment. “That’s why they have extremely high relapse rates,” he says. “Customized treatment is the key to recovery, taking into consideration genetic

profile, socioeconomic status, nutrition, other medical problems, and the list goes on. My point is that, when the best of Eastern, Western and quantum medicine is used in a customized fashion, people can get off these drugs permanently. But, unfortunately, this is a rare model of treating patients in this country.” Faulk says that counties are

RESOURCES In the event of an overdose: 911 For information on substance use and mental health treatment: 211 To anonymously report a dealer in Broward County: 954-493-8477 Palm Beach County Narcotics Tip Line: 561-681-4400 National Institute on Drug Abuse: drugabuse.gov RX drug drop-off: pbcdrop.org Cover2 Resources: cover2.org

setting up overdose prevention task forces to educate the public and to offer anonymous phone lines to report drug activity or dealers. In Broward, the Opiate Action Plan was created by a group of addiction specialists and law enforcement officials under the auspices of the United Way of Broward County. Faulk also points out that the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, E-FORCSE, is another highly effective tool in preventing prescription drug abuse. The Florida Legislature created the program in 2009 as an “initiative to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and to reduce drug abuse and diversion within the state of Florida,” according to the Florida Department of Health. “With this program, patients can no longer go from one pharmacy to another to fill a prescription for an opioid,” Faulk says. Dr. Martin points out that Palm Beach County passed an Overdose Prevention Act in 2008 advising emergency room physicians who come across an overdose situation to ensure that post-overdose care is delivered. “Attending physicians must provide the same level of care offered to other patients with life threatening circumstances such as heart attack

or stroke victims,” says an Overdose Prevention Act fact sheet. Dr. Martin agrees that law enforcement should crack down on overprescribing physicians and drug dealers implicated in overdose deaths. However, members of the public must also educate themselves, friends and family about the dangers of opioid pain pills, Kadel says: “Learn the early warning signs of addiction. Properly dispose of unused or unwanted Rx drugs at your nearest drop box. Encourage legislators to fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, providing prevention, intervention and treatment funding,” he says. “Know about the Good Samaritan Act, which provides limited immunity for those who call for help in the midst of witnessing an overdose.” If parents suspect their children are using, Dr. Smith offers these tips: “Don’t confront them in a judgmental or accusatory manner,” he says. “Instead, offer understanding and let them know you want to help. If a person is using and feels threatened, even if they are caught redhanded, they will learn to hide their substance abuse and cover up. Parents should get professional help and talk to substance abuse experts on how to handle their child’s situation.” He adds: “I would also have nasal naloxone or a Narcan kit on hand at home for emergencies if you know your child is using prescription opioids like Opana, Norco, OxyContin or an illicit opioid like heroin. Being able to deliver Narcan in the home could mean the difference between life and death.” For Greg, his only consolation is that Sam’s death might serve as a cautionary tale to others. “This is opioid addiction. We all know the way the story ends, and we can’t change that for our family. But we can help rewrite the story for other families through education and advocacy,” he says. “While the sense of loss will remain with us forever, we are consoled by the precious gift Sam left behind. His daughter, Jahneva, was born April 5. She has a smile that can light up a room – just like her dad.” O JANUARY 2017

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By Lynn Allison

Four Local Families Strengthen Their Bodies And Bonds Through Exercise While most families today rely on text messages to communicate, several savvy ones run and play together, forming strong bonds through competition and camaraderie. These families say that working out as a unit provides incredible emotional, mental and, of course, physical benefits. Whether through yoga, running, surfing or rugby, these children, parents and grandparents are fitter – together.

RUNS IN THE FAMILY She’s an orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist, and he’s a communications manager at Bank of America. Together, the Boca Raton couple has four children and finds plenty of time to run together as a family. Debbie Appleyard, 39, says her earliest memory of running was when she was 4 years old and watched her father run. “My dad used to go jogging, and I remember him in the early ’80s in short shorts and a sweatband on his head,” she recalls. “He used to do those toe touches, and I found that irresistible as a hyper little kid. Soon after that, I ran my first race. I don’t know how well I did, but I remember the cheering and the rush of positive reinforcement as I floated down Main Street.” Debbie continued competitive running throughout high school and met her husband, Ben Appleyard, through their running teams. They soon started dating, and, even 76

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when they attended colleges two hours apart, they managed to run together on weekends. Today Ben is 40 and still happily running with his wife, along with their equally athletic kids: Abby, 10; twins Caleb and Colin, 8; and Caroline, 6, who all attend Calusa Elementary School. Abby ran her first mile race when she was 6 years old and the family was living in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Colin and Caleb run with the Youth Running Program, sponsored by Runner’s Edge in Boca Raton. The dynamic duo also runs competitively and consistently places first and second in events. In 2016, Ben won first place in his field in the Mercedes-Benz Corporation Run, the Run from the Rays and the Dunn’s Run, all 5K runs in South Florida. “Running is definitely a great way to clear your head,” he says. “I get some of my best ideas for work while I am out on a run. And, if I am having a bad day, running makes me feel better. I went for a long stretch when I didn’t run regularly, and I got to the point where I didn’t realize how much I missed it. I got back into it a few years ago, and it feels good to be fit again.”

“My dad used to go jogging, and I remember him in the early ’80s in short shorts and a sweatband on his head. Soon after that, I ran my first race. I remember the cheering and the rush of positive reinforcement as I floated down Main Street.” – Debbie Appleyard

“My brothers were 4 years old when they ran their first race,” she says. “Today, I am part of the Girls on the Run program that meets twice a week after school. We run and learn about nutrition and talk about what we want to do when we grow up.”

Debbie lists her greatest achievements not in terms of running but in the births of their children. “It has always been such a pleasure to run as a family,” she says. “My first ‘family’ run was three weeks after my C-section for our


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THREE GENERATIONS OF ATHLETES The Donnell family makes sports a major part of its lifestyle and shares three generations of athletes. Mike Donnell, 67, is the patriarch of the clan and an active skier, surfer and rugby player (he co-founded the Palm Beach Rugby Club) who passed along his love of sports to his son, Chris Donnell, 47, and his grandchildren, Alex, 18; Maddy, 12; and Lily, 10. “My dad’s influence and passion for sports was easily passed down and inherited at a very young age for me and then my kids,” says Chris, a Realtor in West Palm Beach. “We all started playing sports as soon as we were able, at age 5 and 6, in all local sports available.” Mike started surfing when he was a teen in the frigid waters of Cape Cod and Rhode Island, says Chris, who learned to 78

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first baby, Abby. This was clearly not a doctor-recommended activity at the time, but I couldn’t wait to get out of the house and get some wear on the tires of my first jogging stroller. With the twins, I ran with a double jogging stroller and then upgraded to a triple so that Caroline could fit in!” She adds: “We’re past the stroller phase, but we still have a lot of fun now running with our kids. We never force it on them, so they are always welcome to take a scooter or a bike on our outings.” Debbie says that, as a busy surgeon, running allows her to get “in the zone.” “I can focus on just one thought at a time,” she says. “The rest of the time my mind goes in a hundred different directions at once. There is also a feeling of empowerment and privilege to be strong and fit enough to cruise along as much as I feel like it. Having treated so many people with severe injuries, I never take the power of my body for granted. So running also gives me a sense of gratitude for my strong body and good health.” Ben fits in his daily seven-mile run at 5:30 a.m. with a pal. “I think it’s important to get your run done early in the day before you get caught up in work and family responsibilities,” he explains. Debbie also does CrossFit and often exceeds the performances of younger participants because of her running background. “Other than that, I really enjoy weekend jogs with Ben and the kids,” she says. “I joke that Ben ‘makes me’ do races, but I’m always happy he pushed me when I finish!”


surf here in Florida when he was 15. “I taught Alex to surf when he could swim, at the age of 5,” he laughs. “And we got Maddy and Lily on snow skis when they were only 2 years old!” The younger Donnells also play soccer, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball and softball. Alex, his dad and his grandpa even have their own golf threesome. Mike played rugby for the University of Massachusetts and, when he moved to West Palm Beach, started the rugby club in the ’70s.

“We love competing with each other and pushing ourselves to our fullest potential. The bond we share, being able to participate in all these activities together, is very special. I have so many wonderful memories of our experiences.” – Alex Donnell

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Chris says: “I grew up around the game and started playing rugby in my mid-20s, and now my son, Alex, a senior at Cardinal Newman High School, plans to play for his college team.” Mike’s wife, Sue Donnell, 67, was an avid ice skater and equestrian earlier in her life and now loves to hike in the mountains of North Carolina, where they reside part time. “We all feel that, the more activities you are involved in, the better,” says Chris. “Being athletic in multiple sports really does complement your fitness level.” Being so physically fit proved to be lifesaving for Mike, who was involved in a horrific car accident in the 1980s. He suffered separated vertebrae and shredded muscles in his back. The doctors attributed his quick recovery to his high level of fitness and athleticism, which also prevented his spinal cord from snapping. “I always did and still maintain a culture of fitness and competitive sports in my life,” says Mike. “Today, that includes mountain hiking with my wife, dog and grandkids when they come to visit. My son, Chris, has carried on that lifestyle and passed it along to his kids.” Alex adds: “The bond that my grandparents and parents share is very strong. We love competing with each other and pushing ourselves to our fullest potential. When I was younger, my dad and grandpa would always encourage me to try new things and do my best in everything. Now that I am older, I’m the one creating the challenges for them. Obviously, the bond we share, being able to participate in all these activities together, is very special. I have so many wonderful memories of our experiences.” JANUARY 2017

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James Robert Hardin, aka Yogi, was a legend. The former FBI agent and Marine Corps officer ran six miles every morning before he started work, recalls his widow, Patricia Hardin, of Coral Springs. “Fitness came before anything else,” says Patricia, a 76-year-old yoga teacher. “He ran in thunderstorms, hail and snow. Nothing would deter him.” She notes that his name is on a plaque for completing the most push-ups in succession at the gym for special agent training in Quantico, Virginia. “I watched his perseverance and dedication, and, although I never developed his love for running, he encouraged me to walk and take part in fitness classes,” she says. “My daughter Pam and I took yoga classes together, and I followed in her footsteps and became a certified yoga instructor 11 years ago.” Yogi (who, ironically, never practiced yoga) was one of the founders of the Fitness Academy in Quantico that regulates training standards, and he was also inducted into the Western Kentucky University Hall of Fame for his football prowess. Patricia is the matriarch of three generations of yoga teachers: her daughter Pam Leal, 56, of Boca Raton, is a 500 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher), and her granddaughter Marisa Leal, 23, of Delray Beach,

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is also an instructor and is working toward acupuncture certification. “Fitness helps me maintain a constant variable in my life,” Marisa says. “Even though things around me are changing, my fitness routine, my running and my yoga practice remain the same. Once I am on my mat, I can surrender and escape the madness around me for an hour and a half and focus on myself.” Patricia’s other daughter, Val Hardin, 55, of Black Mountain, North Carolina, is a competitive runner who started running at

“I believe that the foundation for every family is fitness. Growing up, I didn’t realize that not every family plays sports together. Now, I can see how much my upbringing positively influenced our lives.” – Pam Leal

age 10, completing the JFK 50-mile run in Boonsboro, Maryland. “I ran with my dad and nine other FBI agents and beat all except one – including my dad,” Val says. Today, she does adventure runs, which involve running, trekking, mountain biking and paddling through a course using a map and a compass.

“They are grueling,” Val admits. “My longest race so far lasted 30 hours. But my dad’s perseverance and discipline was a huge influence on me, and I think that’s where I get my passion for challenge.” Pam also runs daily, getting up at 5 a.m. and running or jogging for 45 minutes or so. She began her regimen 10 years ago when her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. “I was filled with anxiety and woke up early dreading the day ahead,” she says. “I decided that, instead of staying in bed and worrying, I’d get up and do something. That is what my father would have done, and his spirit, even though he died over 21 years ago, prompted me to take action. It’s a reminder that the sun comes up every day, and so will I. I clear my head and make time for gratitude.” After her daughter Bailey’s untimely death in 2013, Pam began running while listening to Bailey’s music playlists along the way. “I can cry because nobody is around,” she says. “Everyone has different coping skills, and that early morning run is one of mine.” Another of Pam’s daughters, Paige Leal, age 23 and Marisa’s twin, has a learning disability. “It was hard for her to play team sports, and it occurred to me that she needed an outlet,” Pam says. “Paige started running in middle school, and I knew that the rhythm of running and listening to her music would be a healthy escape for her. It’s given her confidence.”

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Madison, 15, is a Parkland High School sophomore and an avid tennis player, ranked 50th in the state by the USTA. “Running gives her stamina and helps her stay in shape for tennis,” says Pam. Although he’s no longer with them, Yogi’s influence continues to fortify his family members on a daily basis. “I believe that the foundation for every family is fitness,” Pam says. “Growing up, I didn’t realize that not every family plays sports together or participates in some sort of physical exercise. Now that I am in my 50s, I can see how much my upbringing positively influenced our lives.”

GOING THE DISTANCE Fitness is a way of life for Tom Vladimir, 48, the owner of Runner’s Edge and Tennis Anyone stores in Boca Raton. The veteran cross-country runner (he’s been running for 34 years) ran competitively at Emory University and was the head cross-country coach at Florida Atlantic University from 1995-1997. He is the past president and current vice president of the Boca Raton Police Athletic League and is a certified USA Track and Field Coach. He currently coaches adults and kids in various running programs at his business, and he coordinates about 20 running events in the area each year. In fact, Tom met his wife, Julie Vladimir, 44, a veterinarian, through running. “She joined my training program to do

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“It’s important that it’s fun for the whole family, and that can be very dependent on the ages and abilities of family members. You have to make it appropriate so that the kids don’t lose interest or risk injuries.” – Tom Vladimir

her first marathon, and we trained together, so it has always been a part of our life and how we met,” he says. Later, they introduced their children – Andrew, 9, and Ryan, 10, both students at Addison Mizner Elementary School – to running by starting small. They ran around the block once and then gradually increased the distance. “It’s important that it’s fun for the whole family, and that can be very dependent on the ages and abilities of family members,” Tom says about working out together. “You have to make it appropriate so that

the kids don’t lose interest or risk injuries.” Although Tom doesn’t run competitively anymore, he runs three to four times a week, and his boys enjoy participating in the races he directs, he says. “My kids love to run one-mile and 5K races, and I encourage them to just participate and have fun and not worry about their times or pace at this age.” To get the most out of the running experience, Tom offers safety tips for expert and novice runners. “Never run alone, especially in the dark,” he says. “Let people know what route you

are running and when to expect you back. I prefer to run with my phone now, and, if you think you are being followed or having other issues, call someone for help. Some runners prefer to run with pepper spray to avert pets or for self-defense.” He doesn’t recommend running on roads, either: “Never run on the road unless you have no other choice, and run so that you see the traffic and not with traffic at your back. Try to run in well lit areas, and, if you are traveling, ask local running clubs for safe routes.” Finally, he urges runners to equip themselves with the proper tools to succeed. “Avoid injuries by wearing the proper footwear,” he says. “While some runners can run barefoot with no problems, most of us need just the right amount of cushioning or support to avoid injuries.” O JANUARY 2017

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d e l w o B r e v O By Jamie Sorcher

If you haven’t tried a bowl yet, what are you waiting for? This popular new trend packs fresh, nutrient-rich food into an easy-to-eat portion that offers high flavor, guiltless satisfaction and an energy boost. All the rage worldwide, bowl culture is part of the fast-casual dining scene flourishing in South Florida. For the uninitiated, the most common bowl is a smoothie that you eat with a spoon. At the forefront of this trend is the often-mispronounced açai (ah-sigh-e) berry. The super fruit is native to Brazil, grows on palm trees and looks like a mashup of a grape and a blueberry. Once picked, it is highly perishable, so açai fruit is soaked, separated from its seed and processed as frozen pulp for immediate export. The açai bowl, which uses frozen açai pulp as a base, comprises layers that can include banana slices, blueberries or some combination of fruit; a garnish, like granola; and a topping, which could be coconut flakes or honey. While its dark indigo color is eyecatching, what’s most attractive about 82

the açai berry is its health potential. It has twice the antioxidants of blueberries and also contains omega fats, amino acids, protein, fiber, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and other phytonutrients. These berries can strengthen immunity, boost energy levels, assist with weight loss, slow the aging process and improve digestion. So how did this purple-hued pickme-up make its way from Brazil into mainstream foodie culture? Back in the 1970s, frozen açai pulp was sold from the Amazon to northern Brazilian cities, but it was martial artist Carlos Gracie, the legendary founder of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, who is largely credited with putting it on the map. When he established his own branded diet – the Gracie Diet – in part to help the performance of his fighters, the centerpiece was the açai bowl. Brazilian surfers, fitness gurus, volleyball players and other athletes jumped on the açai bandwagon, and the superfood developed a cult following in Southern California and Hawaii by the early 2000s. Today, it’s sold not only as frozen pulp but as a juice or a dried powder.

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INGREDIENTS: forbidden black rice, kale, cauliflower, paleo sprouts, ahi tuna, Caribbean steak, tomato, carrot ginger sauce MOTTO: “So Fresh. So Bold.”

people need a vessel for these nutrientrich superfoods,” says Chris Gannon, co-founder of Bolay, with locations in Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens and, soon, Boca Raton. “With protein, you need a knife and fork or you need a wrap. With a bowl, you don’t.” Bolay (the name is a combination of “bowl” and “ole”) offers a buildyour-own-bowl menu, along with several Chef’s Selections with predetermined ingredients. The former option comprises a base (like baby spinach or cilantro noodles), veggies (like paleo Brussels sprouts), a protein (like miso-glazed tofu or ahi tuna), toppings (like minted tomatoes or goat cheese crumbles) and a sauce (like carrot ginger, spicy Thai or cilantro pesto).

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breakfast entrée targets health-conscious guests and features freshly scrambled egg whites, a Monterey Jack cheddar cheese blend and grilled chicken. The company is also testing a Harvest Kale & Grain Bowl (red quinoa, diced apples, feta cheese and roasted nuts) in certain markets, including Tampa. “Bowl culture has taken off because

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Weston, Aventura and Miami Beach. Raw Juce sells a wide variety of shots, cleanses, cold-pressed juices, yogurt parfaits, salads and, of course, açai bowls. These lead the pack in popularity for one major reason, Rabkin says. “They’re versatile,” he says. “You could have a bowl for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Everyone from little kids to adults likes them.” Jeremy Powell, executive chef at The Poke House, which recently opened in Fort Lauderdale, specializes in clean, Hawaiian-inspired bowls. “Bowls are easy to execute,” he says. “People want to eat clean and fresh. That is one of my main goals here so that our guests are happy and healthy.” O

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“You can come in seven days a week and get something different every time,” Gannon says. “You can mix and match anything. We’ve tested out so many combinations that we know everything works well together. And we encourage our guests to try whatever they want. There’s no buyer’s remorse, so we want them to sample anything.” Gannon traveled to California extensively for research before opening his concept here. “The main thing we brought back with us – the big takeaway – was how much passion people in this business have for what they do,” he says. “California is on the cutting edge of clean eating. They have led this transformation.” Barry Rabkin, one of the founders of the Raw Juce chain and a Boca Raton resident, had his own transformation when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009. It was the catalyst for changing his eating habits and starting the business. People think they’re eating healthy, he says, but, in most cases, they’re not: “They believe food is good for them if it’s low-calorie or no-calorie. But you need real food. Plant-based food. Organic fruits and vegetables.” The growing chain is set to open its third Boca Raton location this winter and will open a Coral Gables location by February. Other outposts include Palm Beach Gardens,

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Breaking The

SILENCE PATRICK KENNEDY OPENS UP ABOUT HIS CRUSADE FOR IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND UNDERSTANDING

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BY LISA OCKER

atrick Kennedy got up on a May morning in 2006 and braced for a busy day on Capitol Hill. Then a Democratic representative from Rhode Island, Kennedy was becoming a leading voice on issues related to mental health, and his schedule was packed with meetings with advocates. Privately, he battled his own demons. Before dawn that day, he had slammed his green Mustang into a Capitol police security barrier. When he woke at home in his own bed, he remembered nothing of the incident. Even though Capitol police drove him home without filing charges or even doing sobriety tests, bystanders had seen him, and word got out. Speculation immediately centered on alcohol or substance use as potential factors in the crash. Since being elected to Congress in 1994 when he was just 27, Patrick had had several embarrassing episodes with alcohol and drugs. While high on OxyContin aboard Air Force One on the way to a fundraiser, he got his hand caught in a lavatory trash dispenser, yanked it out, sliced a finger and had to have stitches inflight. On a congressional trip to Africa, Patrick went into withdrawal after running out of opioid painkillers and had to return home early. Another time, while not working, he was stoned on opioids and speeding to a pharmacy for more drugs when he steered his car into another vehicle. And, another time, while boarding a commercial jet, he got into a drunken scuffle with a female security 86

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official when he insisted on carrying on a bag that wouldn’t fit through the X-ray machine. “The irony of my 3 a.m. car crash into a Capitol barrier is that it was pretty much the only disaster of my professional life that wasn’t caused by excessive use of alcohol or opioid painkillers,” says Patrick, 49. Except for the airport ruckus, reported by the National Enquirer, the media missed many of his previous incidents. They might not be public even now if Patrick hadn’t written about them in his painfully candid New York Times best-seller, “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” co-authored by Stephen Fried, which came out in 2015. “I wanted to help break down the shame and stigma surrounding mental health conditions,” he says. “I hoped that, by being open with my own story, I would encourage others to share theirs.” On Feb. 23, Patrick will speak about mental health at the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Reflections of Hope Luncheon at Boca West Country Club. “We need more real talk,” he says. “Once you learn that your co-worker has a daughter who is cutting herself or a friend at church is taking opioid replacement medicine, you can’t help but feel compassion and want to be supportive. Story by story, we are creating a safe and welcoming environment for our brothers and sisters to come forward and get treatment.”


I hoped that, by being open with my own story, I would encourage others to share theirs.

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With wife Amy and children

My parents’ generation suffered in shame and silence with unprocessed trauma. I want my children to grow up in a different world. They might be genetically predisposed to addiction or mental illness. I don’t want them to ever be ashamed of seeking treatment. After serving eight terms in Congress, Patrick decided not to seek re-election and left Congress in 2011. His departure came two years after the death of his father, longtime Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and marked the first time in 47 years that a member of the Kennedy family wasn’t holding national elected office. Since then, Patrick has achieved his longest period of sobriety since the age of 13, marking six years of recovery this February. He also got married, and he and wife Amy, a former school teacher, have three children. She also has a daughter from a previous marriage. “Working on the book was like reliving the highs and lows of my life,” he says. “My parents’ genera-

tion suffered in shame and silence with unprocessed trauma. I want my children to grow up in a different world. They might be genetically predisposed to addiction or mental illness. I don’t want them to

ever be ashamed of seeking treatment. I want them to grow up in a world where diseases of the brain, like bipolar disorder or a substance use disorder, are treated the same as illnesses of the body, like cancer or heart disease. My kids – and all our kids – were the inspiration for the book and for the work I’m doing today to make sure everyone who needs treatment gets it.” Patrick says he now recognizes that his father probably suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), triggered by the assassinations of his older brothers, President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Patrick believes an old back injury and PTSD contributed to his father’s heavy drinking. His mother, Joan

Bennett Kennedy, likely inherited her predisposition to alcoholism; her mother and other relatives also had drinking problems, he says. Joan and Edward informally separated when Patrick was 10. She moved to Boston, and they later divorced. After Patrick’s older siblings, Ted Jr. and Kara, went off to college, he lived alone with his dad in their large McLean, Virginia, home. Adolescence for Patrick was a lonely time. He suffered from serious asthma, which often sidelined him from activities. He started drinking and smoking marijuana to impress his older siblings and their friends, he says. But drugs and alcohol increasingly became a way of life, especially as he began experiencing symptoms of his JANUARY 2017

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At a Kennedy Forum event

then-undiagnosed bipolar disorder. By the time he was 15 and in high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he binged regularly on alcohol and drugs, including cocaine. He’d sneak from his dorm, take a bus into Boston and talk his way into clubs simply by introducing himself to bouncers. “I was seriously impaired by depression,” he writes. “And I really did not want to feel that way.” Patrick made it through high school, despite a drug-fueled vacation with friends in Palm Beach that landed him in rehab just months before graduation. He enrolled at Georgetown University but left after a few weeks. Providence College in Rhode Island was a better fit. Although he wasn’t completely sober, treatment from a local psychiatrist was helping, and Patrick got involved in politics and volunteering. As a 21-year-old college sophomore, he was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives. His health remained manageable with his doctor’s help, and he was elected to a second term. As college 90

graduation neared, Patrick, his dad and other Kennedy relatives headed to Palm Beach for Easter. Patrick shared a room in the family home with cousin William Kennedy Smith. The Saturday night

before Easter, Edward woke them to suggest going out for a nightcap. “I went along basically as the designated driver,” Patrick writes. “I spent most of the evening nursing ginger ales.”

Agenda Mental Health

THROUGH THE KENNEDY FORUM, WHICH HE FOUNDED IN 2013, PATRICK KENNEDY IS WORKING TO ADVANCE: Education, identifying and treating students’ mental health issues earlier Prevention, including evaluations for brain health and depression (“a checkup from the neck up”) in every medical exam

Brain fitness training to help people be more resilient and focused Technology to improve diagnosis and treatment Increased funding for research conducted through data sharing to accelerate progress

Collaborative care enabling patients to get treatment for conditions like depression and anxiety from their primary care providers with support by video or phone from mental health specialists Advocacy and policy reforms resulting in substantial change

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But all hell broke loose when a woman William met that evening accused him of rape. He claimed the sex was consensual, and a jury ultimately found him not guilty in a highly publicized trial in West Palm Beach. But no one in the family was immune to the scandal fallout, particularly Edward, whose drinking and personal conduct became the subject of intense public scrutiny. Patrick and his siblings grappled with intervening. Teddy Jr. had voluntarily entered rehab and spoken publicly about it. But, when it came to confronting their dad, Patrick says they were stuck. “We had to decide would we be true to ourselves or true to the family code of silence?” They decided they had to confront their father and insist he stop drinking. But their intervention couldn’t have gone worse. The elder Kennedy was deeply hurt and accused them of ambushing him when he was most vulnerable. Their relationships grew strained. It wasn’t until they met in Congress – after Patrick was elected to the House and his father was reelected to the Senate – that they embraced and the acrimony seemed behind them. Ironically, Patrick didn’t see the dangerous parallels between his and his father’s addictions. “In retrospect, however, I was trying to re-create my insides by recreating my outside – getting my life validated on the surface while minimizing the confusion of my inner life,” he writes. “I decided that, if I didn’t drink in public or use illegal drugs, that meant I was OK.” He continued to binge-drink every few weeks, he says. “And I certainly fought depression and had my hypomanic moments. But it was a way of life that I was able to maintain for a long while.” Over time, he added opioid painkillers to the mix. On the evening of May 3, 2006, Patrick had taken a larger-than-prescribed dosage of Ambien to sleep and the antihistamine Phenergan, which was prescribed by the Congress attending physician for stomach discomfort (which he suffered after


pounding eight straight vodkas from 1-ounce travel bottles on the previous day while traveling on Amtrak). Phenergan can cause drowsiness, and high levels of Ambien can cause sleepwalking and sleep-driving, he says. “So there were plenty of people close to me who were sure I could get out of this just by telling the pharmacological truth,” he writes. “But, as that Thursday unfolded and I found myself locked in my office trying to avoid the dozens of cameras waiting outside, I realized this might be my only chance to tell the actual truth, the bigger truth. “I was an alcoholic. I was a drug addict. I had bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder, and I hadn’t been properly treating any of them. And, for the first time in my life, at the age of 38, I just wanted to stop lying about all of this. Because it is the lies and the secrets that eventually will kill you.” The day after his crash, Patrick read a statement to the media admitting his struggles with addiction and mental

health. Then he left for treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. His struggle continued, though, with slips and relapses until he left public office, entered rehab a final time and spent a Christmas with

We need more real talk. Once you learn that your coworker has a daughter who is cutting herself or a friend at church is taking opioid replacement medicine, you can’t help but feel compassion and want to be supportive.

then-girlfriend Amy and her parents. With their support, he was finally, solidly in recovery. His eight terms in Congress were not without successes, though. Patrick helped pass legislation supporting mental health care for first responders, children and college students. Most notably, he helped garner bipartisan support to pass the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The law requires insurers to treat illnesses of the brain, including depression and opioid addiction, the same as diseases of the body, like cancer and diabetes. “Unfortunately, the law is not being fully enforced,” he says. There remain disparities – like some insurers’ limitations on the number of therapy sessions they will cover and requirements that people get authorization before seeking treatment – as well as stigma, he says. And that’s a major part of his focus today in his work

through the Kennedy Forum, which he founded in 2013, and One Mind, which he co-founded in 2012. With 44 million American adults, or one in five, experiencing a mental health condition in any given year, and 21.5 million ages 12 and older struggling with a substance use disorder, Patrick says the urgency couldn’t be greater for real change and understanding. “If you don’t think you know someone experiencing a mental health challenge, it’s because they don’t feel they can be honest,” he says. As for those who need help but are reluctant to seek it, Patrick offers a message of hope. “I would say you can’t imagine how good your life can be and how good you are going to feel after you get into recovery,” he says. “No matter what kind of mental health condition or substance use disorder you are experiencing, you can manage your disease and live a full, happy and meaningful life. I’m living proof!” O

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art 3-D mammography, which

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anything that might be benign.

The center offers state-of-thecaptures multiple angles of the breast and provides a more detailed image. This makes it easier to detect smaller cancers and distortion of tissues and more easily characterize “I think it’s a great tool and believe it will become the

Diplomate Of The American Board Of Radiology

standard of care down the

Medical School: Technion — Israel Institute Of Technology

road,” says Dr. Beck.

Breast/Body Imaging Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital

sound and stereotactic-guided

Diagnostic Radiology Residency: Hartford Hospital

noninvasive procedure that is

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I am here and available to speak with patients and answer their questions, even if they are just having a screening mammogram.

M.D., and her staff of highly

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important early detection and

addition, Care Diagnostics offers

willing to go the extra mile.

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evaluate blood flow through

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their questions, even if they

major arteries and veins.

center is dedicated solely to

are just having a screening

women’s diagnostic imaging.

mammogram,” says Dr. Beck,

is one of four female-focused

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who is board certified in diag-

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nostic radiology and fellowship

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THE ART OF PSYCHIATRY

Raul J. Rodriguez, M.D., Of Delray Center For Healing Provides Innovative Treatment For Mental Disorders Raul J. Rodriguez, M.D.

patients,” Dr. Rodriguez says. “Our comprehensive programs are designed to address all aspects of mental health re-

DELRAY CENTER FOR HEALING RAUL J. RODRIGUEZ, M.D. SPECIALTIES Psychiatry Eating Disorders

lated conditions ranging from

Depression

depression and anxiety to eat-

Anxiety

ing disorders and addiction.”

Addictions

An old-world view of mental illness being viewed as a personal deficit still exists to a certain degree, but progress is being made, according to Dr. Rodriguez. “Mental illness is truly a disease state with a multifactorial origin,” he says. “There is hard science that substantiates the neurochemical, biological and emotional basis of these conditions.”

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS Diplomate, American Board Of Psychiatry And Neurology Diplomate, American Board Of Addiction Medicine Faculty, Nova Southeastern School Of Medicine

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ten dismissed as “untreatable” by others. “We practice the art of medicine and therapy to a degree

W

We practice the art of medicine and therapy to a degree that yields success rates that were previously not thought to be possible.

hen Dr. Raul Rodriguez made the decision to go

into medicine, he wanted to work in a field that would keep him stimulated and interested throughout his entire career.

He found psychiatry to be the

Delray Center for Healing in

that yields success rates that

most fascinating of all the

2003. The center is designed

were previously not thought to

medical disciplines.

to facilitate integration of all

be possible,” says Dr. Rodri-

therapeutic elements that

guez. “My goal is to offer inno-

he says. “There is no comparison

optimize mental health

vative treatment that will make

to the level of complexity of the

treatment and outcomes.

a drastic difference in people’s

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mind and human behavior.” Dr. Rodriguez founded the 98

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MEDICAL EXCEL MEDICAL CLINICAL TRIALS SETH J. BAUM, M.D.

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HEART HEALTHY

Seth J. Baum, M.D., Brings Heart Disease Prevention And CuttingEdge Clinical Research To Palm Beach County cholesterol disorders.

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Dr. Baum also serves as secretary/treasurer of the FH Founda-

Preventive Cardiology

tion, a nonprofit organization.

Clinical Lipidology

Familial hypercholesterolemia

Clinical Trialist

(FH) is a common genetic disorder characterized by high lev-

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

els of LDL. FH can cause premature heart attacks or even death. Popula-

Columbia College Of Physicians & Surgeons

tions with a high prevalence of FH include French Canadians,

President, The American Society For Preventive Cardiology

Ashkenazi Jews and South Africans – groups highly represent-

Secretary/Treasurer, The FH Foundation

ed in South Florida.

Diplomate Of The Certification Board Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Excel Medical Clinical Trials, a

American Board Of Internal Medicine Certifications: Internal Medicine And Cardiovascular Disease Diplomate Of The American Board Of Clinical Lipidology

In July, Dr. Baum founded consortium of physicians dedicated to the conduct of groundbreaking research. “We are in a first-in-human Seth J. Baum, M.D.

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he practice of Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACPM,

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cializes in cardiovascular disease prevention and lipidol-

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treatment, you can reduce your

way to the liver. The hope is to

sive clinical research.

chance of developing heart dis-

cure, not just treat, FH,” he says.

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gene therapy study for severe

ease,” says Dr. Baum, who owns

Other clinical trials include

cardiologist and electrophysi-

Preventive Cardiology Inc. in

patients with high triglycerides;

ologist, Dr. Baum has spent the

Boca Raton, directs the Boca

heart disease; diabetes; and

last 15-plus years identifying

Raton Regional Hospital Women’s

nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

and treating high-risk patients

Preventive Cardiology program, is

(NASH), a common liver disease.

to keep them from becoming

on the faculty of FAU’s Miller

Another exciting study examines

another heart attack statistic.

School of Medicine and is the

a novel medication to lower

Some people are genetically

current president of the American

Lp(a), a frequently undetected

predisposed to develop cardio-

Society for Preventive Cardiology.

cause of heart attacks.

vascular disease. Unfortunately,

He also runs one of three LDL-

“It is important for patients to

these people are usually unrec-

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be aware that clinical trials

ognized until they experience a

offering an FDA-approved

offer hope,” says Dr. Baum.

cardiac event. And this can

blood-cleansing technique de-

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COMPREHENSIVE CARE

FIELD DENTISTRY, DMD, PA

Theodore Field, DMD, Makes Dentistry A Pleasant Experience

THEODORE FIELD, DMD SPECIALTIES at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. A member of the American

Cosmetic Dentistry

ternational Team of Implantol-

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technology in routine dental cleanings, X-rays, porcelain veneers, crowns, fillings, root canals, dentures and implant reconstructive services. “Our goal is comprehensive care, patient education and preventive measures for a lifetime of healthy smiles,” he says. The doctor adds: “Dental

thing possible to make your

just one day. And, if you already wear dentures or may

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experience enjoyable and pain-free.

he met his wife, Leslie (now a

need them, our implant proce-

family practice physician in

dures will keep them from fall-

you’re trusting your mouth to?

Coral Springs), who soon led

ing out when you’re laughing,

Dr. Field was just a child when

him to South Florida. He later

smiling or eating.”

he decided he wanted to be a

graduated with honors from the

dentist. By age 9, he was co-

Nova Southeastern University

that you want the best possible

starring as one of the principal

College of Dental Medicine

care in a clean and warm set-

voice-over characters in two

and was also president of his

ting. Their patients get to know

Saturday morning animated

graduating class. Before going

the same friendly dental pro-

series on network television.

into private practice, Dr. Field

fessionals each time they call

completed one year of addi-

the office or come in and say,

tional optional dental training

“Ahhh.”

And who exactly is this dentist

Dr. Field graduated from the University of Vermont, where 100

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The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, General Dental Residency

Florida Dental Association

even multiple missing teeth in

tistry in Boca Raton do every-

The Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

astronomical rate. Implant re-

plants, we can replace single or

and his staff at Field Den-

The University of Vermont

American Dental Association

for everyone! With dental im-

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technology is growing at an construction is now affordable

T

Restorative Dentistry

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SIMPLY THE BEST

Dr. Robert P. Norton Leads The Field In Neck And Back Surgery

ROBERT P. NORTON, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. SPECIALTIES Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Complex Spinal Deformity/Scoliosis; Revision Spine Surgery; Cervical And Lumbar Spine Disease; Total Disc Replacement; Kyphoplasty Treatment Of Compression Fractures; Sports Related Spine Injuries And Spinal Tumors

patients. He takes the time to ask detailed questions, conduct a comprehensive and unhurried physical examination, review the imaging studies and discuss the various treatment options available. “It’s important that we don’t

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

lose the art of medicine,” he says. “I am not just looking at an MRI because we are not treat-

Rutgers University

ing the MRI – we are treating the

Jefferson Medical School

patient. We have to dedicate

Residency-University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery

extra time to really listen to our

Fellowship-New York University, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Spine Surgery

patients and actually examine them.” Dr. Robert P. Norton

W

hen it comes to your neck

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care.

just anyone. You want the best. the most advanced surgical techniques and emerging technologies available in spine

Knowing that no one is eager to undergo surgery, Dr. Norton takes a conservative approach

Knowledge empowers our patients to take the best care of themselves and their spines.

when possible, looking for alternative non-operative modalities first. When surgery is required, if appropriate, he opts for minimally invasive techniques using small incisions, X-ray guidance and a microscope to expedite patient recovery. Dr. Norton has always had a

Having trained all over the

spine deformities and minimally

strong interest in academic

country with the best orthopae-

invasive spine surgery. He spe-

medicine and has been actively

dic surgeons and neurosur-

cializes in procedures that range

involved in research and teach-

geons, Dr. Norton provides

from non-operative manage-

ing throughout the country. He

the highest quality of care,

ment options, such as epidural

also believes in educating pa-

designed to help patients

and facet injections, to complex

tients so that they can make

recover more quickly so

degenerative or deformity con-

better informed decisions about

that they can get back to an

ditions of the spine demanding

their treatment.

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A STEP UP IN CARE

Clive Woods, M.D., Specializes In Foot And Ankle Surgery At Gelb Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

GELB SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER CLIVE WOODS, M.D.

joy high heels or enclosed shoes,” he adds. Dr. Woods also performs nonoperative management options such as platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections for tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone injuries. These modalities can aid injuries. The goal is not only to

Meharry Medical College

Dr. Woods is a graduate of Meharry Medical College, where he was salutatorian of his graduating class and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a prestigious honor society. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at

I

injury, Clive Woods, M.D., can

help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Dr. Woods is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Gelb Sports Medi-

That’s given me a great deal of experience in addressing sports injuries.

the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, serving as chief resident in his fifth year of training. “As a resident, I took care of the University of Miami

cine & Orthopaedic Center in

tients can benefit from this pro-

Hurricanes teams, including

Boca Raton who treats injuries

cedure, rather than the tradi-

football, men’s basketball,

and painful conditions from

tional approach of removing

women’s soccer and track,” he

the lower legs to the toes.

the remaining cartilage and

says. “That’s given me a great

fusing the bones together,” he

deal of experience in address-

says.

ing sports injuries.”

Dr. Woods is fellowship trained on the latest procedures for addressing ankle inju-

Dr. Woods also treats traumatic injuries, such as ankle and foot

practice, Dr. Woods completed

example, ligament reconstruc-

fractures, and does reconstruc-

a fellowship with Tampa ortho-

tion can be used to strengthen

tive surgery for flat feet or high

paedic surgeon Roy Sanders,

the ankle joint, providing more

arches. He can also remove

M.D., who has published

stability when walking. He also

painful and unsightly bunions

national and internationally,

performs total ankle replace-

and hammertoes to improve

and is respected for his work in

ments for chronic conditions

comfort with footwear. “That’s a

orthopaedic trauma, and foot

such as painful arthritis. “Pa-

real benefit for people who en-

and ankle surgery.

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Florida Orthopaedic Institute Foot and Ankle Fellowship Fellowship-Trained Foot And Ankle: Achilles Rupture, Ankle Instability, Ankle Arthritis, Ankle Arthroscopy, Bunion, Hammertoes, Foot and Ankle Trauma Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

LOCATION 9980 Central Park Blvd. N. Ste. 222 Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-558-8898 gelbmd.com

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Before joining Dr. Gelb’s

ries, instability and arthritis. For

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EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS Florida State University Undergraduate

facilitate healing.

f you have a foot or ankle

Orthopaedic Surgery Foot and Ankle Fellowship Trained

the body’s natural healing of relieve symptoms but help

Clive Woods, M.D.

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KNOWS THE SCORE

GELB SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER

Howard J. Gelb, M.D., Of Gelb Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center Keeps Patients Fit And Moving and may benefit from allograft

HOWARD J. GELB, M.D.

(cadaver tendon) reconstruction of the ACL. Decisions regarding

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which graft to use for ACL reconstruction are based on a pa-

Knee, Shoulder and Elbow; Arthroscopic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction, Meniscal Repair, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Instability Surgery, Partial and Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement

tient’s age, activities and personal preference. Dr. Gelb utilizes an arthroscopic approach for meniscal repairs of the knee, and for labrum repairs in patients with shoulder instability problems. He

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

has been using an all-arthroscopic minimally invasive outpatient

Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery, Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center Residency/Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine College: Cornell University Certifications: Subspecialty Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

technique for rotator cuff repairs for more than 15 years. Board certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Gelb uses a new arthroscopic approach. Utilizing an allograft patch, he is able to reconstruct Howard J. Gelb, M.D.

otherwise need a reverse total

hen it comes to sports

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children, high school and col-

shoulder replacement. This mini-

medicine, no one knows

lege athletes, adult “weekend

mally invasive procedure can

the score like Howard J. Gelb,

warriors,” professional athletes

provide improvement in shoul-

M.D., a board-certified ortho-

and seniors who understand the

der function for patients with

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of the shoulder, knee and el-

focuses on arthroscopic surgery

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rotator cuff tears that would

bow. “It takes specialized training and years of experience, not just an MRI scan, to assess an injury to a joint, bone or muscle, and develop a plan for

massive rotator cuff tears that

There’s no reason an injured shoulder or knee should sideline you indefinitely.

importance of keeping fit.

are not repairable. Additionally, Dr. Gelb notes that the MAKO robotic partial knee system has made partial knee replacements more precise with quicker rehabilitation for his patients. The robot is a great tool to use in this

treatment or therapy,” says Dr.

“Many factors are taken into

Gelb, who specializes in sports

consideration when determining

medicine. He has been in prac-

the best treatment plan,” says Dr.

several Palm Beach and

tice in South Florida since 1995.

Gelb. For example, many young

Broward county high schools.

Dr. Gelb and his team at

athletes with ACL (anterior cruci-

minimally invasive approach. He is the team doctor for

Dr. Gelb recommends appro-

Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic

ate ligament) knee injuries ben-

priate cross-training sports and

Center in Boca Raton see

efit from minimally invasive re-

fitness activities during the recov-

patients of all ages and back-

constructive procedures using

ery process. “Modifying your nor-

grounds who enjoy an active

the patient’s own tendon. Not all

mal workout can help keep you

lifestyle. He diagnoses and treats

patients are candidates for this

active and fit,” says Dr. Gelb.

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SHOULDERS RESPONSIBILITY Jonathan Levy, M.D., Of Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute Fixes The Most Challenging Problems Jonathan Levy, M.D.

shoulder surgical procedures, and serves as program director for the Holy Cross Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship. “We take care of the full spectrum of shoulder and elbow problems – from the simple tendon tears and fractures, to the most complex revision reconstructive surgeries,” says Dr. Levy. Dr. Levy performs close to 300

JONATHAN LEVY, M.D. HOLY CROSS ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE SPECIALTIES Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS Northwestern University Northwestern University Medical School

shoulder replacements a year, which makes him one of the top 10 highest volume shoulder surgeons in the country. To put this into perspective, a busy shoulder surgeon typically performs 30-40 shoulder replacements a year. “It’s clearly shown that improved

N

ationally known for his

outcomes and avoidance of

University of Miami Orthopedic Residency Fellowship: Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Florida Orthopedic Institute Visiting Clinician: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Today, South Florida patients should not feel compelled to travel for surgical opinions. Some of the best orthopedic care in the country is available right here.

Memberships: American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons; Association of Clinical Elbow & Shoulder Surgeons; Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Lauderdale, is bringing the

age complex shoulder prob-

complications are directly re-

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latest technologies in shoulder

lems.

lated to how often you do the

expertise in treating elbow

and shoulder injuries, Jonathan Levy, M.D., chief of orthopedic surgery at the Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute in Fort

surgery to South Florida. After

“I am committed to cutting-

procedure,” he says.

championing the study that

edge research and evidence-

validated the technology, he

based orthopedics, as this is

research, academic achieve-

now routinely utilizes the 3-D

what helps me consistently im-

ment and national and interna-

Match Point System to virtually

prove patient outcomes,” says

tional lectures, Dr. Levy provides

plan complex shoulder re-

Dr. Levy, who has had over 30

his patients with the leading-

placement surgeries – creating

peer-reviewed journal articles

edge orthopedic expertise that

a 3-D printout of the surgical

since 2013.

has made Holy Cross Hospital a

plan used during the proce-

As a testimony to his commit-

With his long history of clinical

ment to innovation, Dr. Levy

surgeons in the country to

has played a critical role in the

perform stemless shoulder

design of an updated version

should not feel compelled to

replacement surgery and is

of the reverse shoulder replace-

travel for surgical opinions,” says

currently involved in a number

ment. He travels around the

Dr. Levy. “Some of the best

of cutting-edge investigational

country educating surgeons on

orthopedic care in the country

trials of products used to man-

how to perform complex

is available right here.”

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dure. He was one of the first

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CREATING FAMILIES

Dr. Mark Denker Has A Passion For Helping Patients Become Parents

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Dr. Mark Denker “Treating all patients the same isn’t the answer because each

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Dr. Denker’s passion for help-

cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia, to ensure a healthy baby. The staff at Palm Beach Fertility Center is available to

many families. Dr. Denker has

ing patients become parents

make sure all your questions

become so well regarded in

led him to become one of the

are answered and that testing

his field that even other physi-

first in the Boca Raton area to

and procedures are scheduled

cians struggling with infertility

offer surrogacy services, allow-

efficiently. They will walk you

have traveled to his center

ing single – as well as LGBT –

through the process to ensure

from around the world.

men and women to experience

you receive the best possible

the joy of building their own

care.

Patients know they will receive personalized care, a variety of treatment options and exceptional results. “We will stop at nothing to 106

families. “My goal has always been to

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LOCATION 7015 Beracasa Way, Ste. 201 Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-477-7728 palmbeachfertility.com

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“Our goal is to ensure the best possible chance to make

remove unnecessary barriers to

your dreams of having a family

treatment,” says Dr. Denker.

come true,” says Dr. Denker.

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MEDICAL PLASTIC SURGERY SPECIALISTS OF BOCA RATON DR. RAFAEL C. CABRERA

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NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS

Dr. Rafael C. Cabrera Of Plastic Surgery Specialists Of Boca Raton Unveils the “PERFect” Procedure procedure performed under local anesthesia or light seda-

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tion and takes approximately 1 1/2 hours to perform,” he says.

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

This procedure provides patients with the youthful skin

Specializes in Face, Neck, Eyes and Skin Cancer

and volume enhancement they desire with minimal risk, minimal downtime, no over-

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night stay, affordability and, most importantly, unparalleled safety. This could be combined

NYU School of Medicine

with a SmarterLift tailored to

Cornell University

fit the specific needs of the patient for the optimal rejuve-

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

nation. Unlike other “quick recovery facelifts,” using

Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center

PERFect with TheSmarterLift will deliver natural-looking results without any awkward tightness,

Member: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

LOCATION

distortion to the corners of the mouth or the dreaded “wind tunnel” look. Dr. Rafael C. Cabrera

“F

inding the time to recover

951 N.W. 13th St. Ste. 4A Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-393-6400 pssbocaraton.com

is the biggest obstacle

for patients considering a cosmetic enhancement procedure,” says Dr. Rafael C.

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“Make no mistake about it: Despite the limited recovery

Make no mistake about it: Despite the limited recovery time, no compromises on the results, safety or patient satisfaction are made.

experience, expertise and

time, no compromises on the

esthetic vision ensure beautiful

results, safety or patient satisfac-

gling work schedules, family

results, short recovery times and

tion are made,” Dr. Cabrera

obligations and busy social

safety.

explains.

Cabrera. It’s true; many of us are jug-

calendars, leaving us little time to take care of ourselves. “Most patients do not have the luxury of extensive down-

“Compromising on results and

Dr. Cabrera is a double board-

safety are absolutely unaccept-

certified plastic surgeon who

able,” Dr. Cabrera says.

trained with the “masters” at NYU

This season, Dr. Cabrera is

Institute of Reconstructive Plastic

time,” he explains. “However,

unveiling a new procedure

Surgery. In practice for more

patients don’t need to lose a

using Platelet Rich Plasma

than 20 years, Dr. Cabrera has a

whole season just to look their

EnRiched Fat Grafting (PERFect).

state-of-the-art, in-house surgical

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COPING MECHANISMS

Boca Raton Psychiatrist Rasha Lawrence, M.D., Strives To Eliminate Mental Health Stigma Rasha Lawrence, M.D.

RASHA LAWRENCE, M.D. SPECIALTIES

completely comfortable when

Psychiatry

they are in my office.”

Psychotherapy

Providing her patients with a continuum of care through both medication management and psychotherapy, Dr. Law-

Addiction Medicine Anxiety Depression

rence is better able to assure

Eating Disorders

compliance, which, in turn,

Grief

results in a better outcome for

Infertility

her patients.

Personality And Impulse Control Disorders

“The human mind is complex; there is no magic bullet. I believe that treatment requires psycho-

Relationship And Career-Related Struggles

therapy and sometimes medi-

Sexuality

cation, depending on the indi-

Trauma And PTSD

vidual patient’s needs,” she says. Her warm, compassionate approach sets patients at

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ease, allowing them to focus on improving their emotional well-being.

L

ife is full of challenges – from everyday stress to life-

altering events. Fearing the stigma associated with mental

My goal is to take away any stigma and to ensure my patients feel completely comfortable when they are in my office.

health problems, many people attempt to cope on their own.

and PTSD, among others. She

“I treat my patients the way I

assists her patients in every as-

want to be treated and want

individuals who are struggling

pect of their life, both socially

to be the kind of doctor I would

with mental health matters in a

and psychologically.

feel comfortable referring my

Rasha Lawrence, M.D., treats

safe and confidential environ-

Because she values her

family and friends to,” she says.

ment. A physician for 21 years,

patients’ privacy, Dr. Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence knows that

Dr. Lawrence has been in

handles everything herself, en-

patients have busy schedules.

private practice since 2008.

suring that no one in her office,

That’s why she offers Saturday

except her, has access to confi-

and evening hours. She also

dential medical information.

accepts a limited number of

Her patients range in age from late teens to the elderly. She treats a wide range of

“My existing patients can call my cell directly or text me, and,

that they can usually secure

disorders, grief, depression,

when they come into my office,

an appointment the same

anxiety, infertility, personality

they can be assured there will be

week and sometimes even on

and impulse control disorders,

no interruptions,” she says. “My

the same day they call and

relationship and career-related

goal is to take away any stigma

have a maximum wait time of

struggles, sexuality, trauma

and to ensure my patients feel

10 minutes.

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Board Certified In Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

LOCATION 4800 N. Federal Highway Ste. E102 Boca Raton, FL 33431 305-790-9224

MEDICAL PROFILES

patients at a time to ensure

conditions, including eating

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Psychiatric Residency-University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital

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MEDICAL SMILES BY DR. W AND DR. R SPECIALTY Orthodontics

PETER S. WOHLGEMUTH, D.M.D.

PROFILES

THE SCIENCE OF SMILES

Drs. Peter S. Wohlgemuth And Ira Rothstein Offer Advanced Orthodontic Technologies Drs. Peter Wohlgemuth and Ira Rothstein

dental problems. “When technology meets experience, amazing things can

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

happen,” says Dr. Wohlgemuth,

Undergraduate-University Of Pennsylvania

who founded the practice in 1988. “We are passionate about

Dental School/Orthodontic Residency-Boston University

helping our patients.”

Past President Of South Florida Academy Of Orthodontics

Florida Academy of Orthodon-

Clinical Advisory Board For Orametrix (Sure Smile)

orthodontists on the latest com-

A past president of the South tists, Dr. Wohlgemuth trains other puter-generated orthodontic technologies and serves on the

IRA ROTHSTEIN, D.M.D., M.S.

national SureSmile clinical advisory board. He and his wife,

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Ilene, have been active leaders in community organizations,

Undergraduate-Emory University Dental School/Orthodontic Residency-Nova Southeastern University

H

Ira Rothstein know that.

The two partners at Smiles by

aving a great smile is very important in life and ortho-

dontists Peter Wohlgemuth and

Master’s Degree-Nova Southeastern University

“When you meet someone,

LOCATIONS 8903 Glades Road, Ste. D6 Boca Raton, FL 33434 10188 N.W. 31st St. Coral Springs, FL 33065 561-483-0072 wohlgemuthortho.com

such as Hillel and the Jewish

Dr. W and Dr. R in Boca Raton

Federation of South Palm Beach

one of the first things you notice

and Coral Springs draw on their

County.

is their smile,” says Dr. Wohlgemuth,

experience and advanced

who has been treating orth-

tools to help children and

Rothstein received a certificate

odontic patients in the area

adults achieve brighter smiles

in orthodontics and a master of

for more than 30 years.

and healthier teeth.

science degree for his research

“We take pride in offering the

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When technology meets experience, amazing things can happen.

“When the teeth are straight-

A native of South Florida, Dr.

on temporary anchorage de-

latest diagnostic and treatment

er, they look better and func-

vices. He and his wife, Lindy,

technologies, such as 3-D digital

tion better, lowering the risk of

recently celebrated the second

records, Suresmile, lingual braces

periodontal disease and cavi-

birthday of their son, Oliver, and

(braces on the inside) and

ties while improving self-esteem

are looking forward to establish-

Invisalign,” adds Dr. Rothstein,

significantly,” says Dr. Rothstein.

ing their roots in the community.

who joined the practice five

Drs. Wohlgemuth and Rothstein

Reflecting on the practice,

years ago. “Moving teeth is like

have a wide array of treatment

Dr. Rothstein says, “We are dedi-

a jigsaw puzzle, and 3-D imaging

options for orthodontic patients,

cated to providing the highest

provides us with the most infor-

including SureSmile, which has

quality of orthodontic care to

mation possible to better position

been shown to reduce treatment

our patients while staying on the

the teeth. We also use digital

times, and Invisalign, for beautiful

leading edge of technological

models for treatment planning,

teeth without braces. They also

advances. Our ultimate goal is

so our patients know what to

have extensive experience in

to exceed our patients’ expec-

expect every step of the way.”

surgical treatments for jaw and

tations.”

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LEADERS IN SPINE SURGERY

Ashish K. Sahai, M.D., FAAOS, Leads Renowned Medical Team At Spine & Orthopedic Center And Celebrates Third Location Ashish K. Sahai, M.D.

close to 20,000 attendees and orthopedic surgeons from around the world. He was also invited to talk about the latest minimally invasive surgery tech-

Spine & Orthopedic Center and treating severely debilitating spinal problems, including MRI/X-ray digital technology, state accredited sedation procedure suite and onsite

for painful back and spinal

American College of Surgeons

and his team to handle virtually

American Medical Association

We also do reconstructive work for cancer patients.

holds several patents for spinal

including spinal fractures, revi-

ate their condition, in order to

implants and consults with spine

sion spine surgery, kyphoplasty

determine the most appropri-

surgery device companies

and motion-preservation sur-

ate treatment,” says Dr. Sahai,

designing new techniques and

gery. “We also do reconstruc-

a board certified orthopedic

implants. With his experience,

tive work for cancer patients,”

spine surgeon who founded

he teaches other surgeons, both

he adds.

the Spine & Orthopedic Center

nationally and internationally,

(SOC) in Boca Raton almost a

and works closely with area

medical experience, advanced

decade ago. “When a patient

hospitals, handling highly

technology and compassion-

needs surgery, we use minimally

complex spinal surgery cases.

ate care brings a steady stream

Because of his proven record

Dr. Sahai’s combination of

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MEDICAL PROFILES

of referrals to SOC. As one

with the latest technology, to

and recognition among his

patient said, “Dr. Sahai was

achieve comfortable, pain-free

peers, Dr. Sahai was invited as

able to accurately diagnosis my

outcomes,” he adds.

a speaker at the 11th Interna-

neck problem immediately. He

tional Congress of Chinese

took time to discuss all the

engineering training as well as

Orthopedic Association

options with me and my family.

his medical experience from

COA2016, which drew

Now, I am finally pain free.”

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

ratory. This allows Dr. Sahai

know our patients and evalu-

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Medical Degree-University of Iowa

CLIA & COLA accredited labo-

any type of spinal condition,

Drawing on his biomedical

Orthopedic Residency-Tufts University

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Stanford University, Dr. Sahai

invasive procedures, along

Spine Fellowship-Stanford University

Florida Orthopedic Society

problems. “We take the time to get to

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctors

is fully equipped for diagnosing

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

The Brazilian Minimally Invasive Congress.

there are many solutions

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2016 Euro Spine Congress and Spine Surgery & Techniques

A

ASHISH K. SAHAI, M.D., FAAOS

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

niques for both the 2015 and

shish K. Sahai, M.D., knows

SPINE & ORTHOPEDIC CENTER

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MEDICAL STEIGER FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER/1001 AESTHETIC MEDICAL CENTER JACOB D. STEIGER, M.D.

PROFILES

FORM AND FUNCTION

Jacob D. Steiger, M.D., Applies Artistic And Medical Skills To Create Natural-Looking Results Jacob D. Steiger, M.D. way that looks natural. “The days of cookie-cutter

SPECIALTIES

surgery are long gone,” says Dr. Steiger. “Today we are

Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, Advanced Facelifts, Fat Transfer, Midface Lifts, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lifts), Chin Implants, Lip Augmentation, Skin Resurfacing, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Laser Peels and Otoplasty

making incredible enhancements through a deep understanding of facial anatomy. This allows us to restore facial tissues to their most ideal anatomic positions and balance facial proportions. It is the

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

ultimate fusion of form and function, art and science.” He does this through a

University of Miami Honors Program in Medical Education

variety of procedures, including a deep plane facelift that goes

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery Fellow in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Michigan Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery

beyond skin and muscle to lift ligaments to restore a sagging jawline, drooping neck or falling

P

lastic surgery requires skill, a knowledge of science,

a good eye and creativity. Renowned facial plastic sur-

LOCATION

Medicine is an art and science, and facial plastic surgery wholly embodies both.

geon Jacob D. Steiger, M.D.,

1001 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-499-9339 866-994-FACE (3223) drsteiger.com

possesses all of those qualities

understanding the confines

cheeks. For a less invasive

and more. His use of state-of-

of the human body,” says Dr.

experience, Dr. Steiger offers

the-art surgical techniques,

Steiger, who is board-certified

ThermTightTM, a procedure

combined with an innate

by the American Board of

that improves the appearance

MEDICAL PROFILES

artistic talent, provides

Facial Plastic Surgery and a

of the neck and jowls, as well

patients with the most

diplomate of the American

as many other minimally or

natural-looking results.

Academy of Facial Plastic

noninvasive procedures.

Unlike many in his field who work on patients from

and Reconstructive Surgery.

At Steiger Facial Plastic

Plastic surgery is no longer

Surgery, a state-of-the-art

head to toe, Dr. Steiger

about “nip and tuck” but about

medical and surgical facility

focuses his practice on

understanding what makes

in Boca Raton, patients receive

facial plastic surgery.

someone look older or what

a careful analysis of their indi-

“Medicine is an art and

makes the face, nose or chin

vidual aging patterns to deter-

science, and facial plastic

look out of proportion. Under-

mine how best to improve their

surgery wholly embodies both.

standing this allows surgeons to

looks. And, when patients look

It’s all about achieving the

determine how best to improve

better, they feel better about

results you are looking for by

a person’s appearance in a

themselves.

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BEAUTY BEYOND BOUNDARIES Dr. Matthew Goodwin Is A Leader In Cosmetic And Reconstructive Surgery

it’s important to see a plastic sur-

Matthew Goodwin, M.D.

geon in a timely manner.” Weight fluctuations, childbirth and aging can produce changes to the body, such as sagging skin and tissue atrophy, that even the most rigorous diet and exercise regimens can’t address. “Our advanced contouring procedures can restore form and youth to your body,” he says. Dr. Goodwin is one of a few

TENET FLORIDA PHYSICIANS SERVICES MATTHEW GOODWIN, M.D., FACS SPECIALTIES Breast Surgery: Advanced Breast Reconstruction Including Microsurgical Flaps (DIEP And SGAP) Plastic Surgery: Facial Rejuvenation; Body Contouring; Scar Revision

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

surgeons in Palm Beach County offering advanced breast reconstruction techniques that use the patient’s own tissue, including microsurgical free flaps. He has extensive experience in skin cancer and Mohs reconstruction. “I also do facelifts, eyelid surgery and less invasive treatments,

B

oard-certified plastic surgeon Matthew Goodwin,

M.D., FACS, understands how to

I listen carefully to my patients and discuss their surgical and nonsurgical options.

produce attractive results when reshaping the breasts, recon-

touring the body or rejuvenat-

cial procedures to restore a more

such as lasers and chemical

ing the face.

youthful look. He provides alterna-

peels,” he says. “Depending on

“I listen carefully to my pa-

tive options for patients, such as

the condition, we treat the ap-

tients and discuss their surgical

the Ideal Implant™, a structured

propriate layers of the body, from

and nonsurgical options,” says

saline solution for reshaping the

the skin to the deep tissues.”

Dr. Goodwin, who practices

breast for patients who are averse

in Boca Raton and West Palm

to silicone implants.

Beach. “The best results are

One of Dr. Goodwin’s special-

Dr. Goodwin and his family are residents of Delray Beach. He has been practicing in this area

achieved by listening to the

ties is revision breast surgery,

for nearly a decade. With his

patient’s goals and customizing

including the removal of older

team, he is committed to provid-

treatment accordingly.”

implants.

ing the highest quality of care,

He is trained to provide the full

“Implants are not designed to last forever,” he says. “They should

surgery, including breast en-

be checked regularly to see if

hancement, lift, augmentation or

there is any loss of integrity to the

comfortable experience for our

reduction; contouring the abdo-

implant shell. If you feel discom-

patients along the way to im-

men, thighs or buttocks; and fa-

fort or a deformity in the breast,

pressive, natural results.”

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Yale University School Of Medicine Residency-Washington University; Barnes-Jewish Hospital; St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Plastic Surgery; University Of MinnesotaGeneral Surgery Fellowship-Mercy Hospital, Baltimore-Breast Reconstruction; Microsurgery; Cosmetic Surgery

LOCATION 1411 N. Flagler Drive, Ste. 5000 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-6622 drmatthewgoodwin.com

MEDICAL PROFILES

guiding patients through the

spectrum of care in cosmetic

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Diplomate American Board of Plastic Surgery

process from beginning to end. As he says, “We provide a

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MEDICAL TENET FLORIDA CARDIOVASCULAR CARE JOSEPH RICOTTA, M.D. SPECIALTIES

PROFILES

LEADING-EDGE TREATMENTS Joseph Ricotta, M.D., Brings New Interventional Procedures To South Florida

which uses an adhesive polymer

Joseph Ricotta, M.D.

rather than heat to improve the blood flow for patients with vascular problems in the legs.

Board Certified, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

“This is a significant advancement in treating venous

Cutting-Edge Minimally Invasive Endovascular Therapy

disease. Previously, one would have to undergo vein-stripping

Endovascular Robotic Surgery

surgery. Now we can fix every-

Treatment Of Common, Complex And Rare Vascular Diseases

thing in the office with a small injection, and patients can return to their normal activity,

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

including exercise, immediately after they walk out of the office,” he says.

Internship & Residency General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital

A native of western New York, Dr. Ricotta grew up in a medical family, as his father

Specialist Registrar, General and Vascular Surgery, Oxford University, United Kingdom

and grandfather were both surgeons. He continued that tradition, training and working

Fellowship, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic

at leading institutions such as

J

oseph Ricotta, M.D., M.S.,

Fellowship, Advanced Endovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

FACS, one of the nation’s

leading vascular surgeons, is bringing innovative technology

LOCATION

We offer cutting-edge treatments for everything from spider veins to life-threatening aneurysms.

and new procedures to South

tem, which enables physicians

Yale, Johns Hopkins, Mayo

4205 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33445 561-303-0013 drjosephricotta.com

Florida patients.

to perform complex endovas-

Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.

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“We offer cutting-edge treat-

cular procedures with extraordi-

Board-certified in general

ments for everything from spider

nary accuracy. In November, Dr.

surgery and vascular and en-

veins to life-threatening aneu-

Ricotta performed the first en-

dovascular surgery, Dr. Ricotta

rysms,” says Dr. Ricotta, who is

dovascular robotic procedure in

now serves as regional medical

part of Tenet Florida Cardiovas-

Palm Beach County at Delray

director of vascular surgery and

cular Care, in Delray Beach,

Medical Center.

endovascular therapy for Tenet

which offers medical, surgical

“This remarkable technology

Florida and professor of surgery

and minimally invasive treat-

can be used to improve patient

at the Charles E. Schmidt

ments for all types of vascular

outcomes through minimally

College of Medicine of Florida

diseases affecting the body,

invasive techniques for the en-

Atlantic University.

from the feet to the brain.

tire spectrum of vascular dis-

In 2014, Dr. Ricotta became the first surgeon in the south-

ease,” he says.

He says, “I enjoy helping patients with a variety of condi-

This fall, Dr. Ricotta also intro-

tions while educating our physi-

eastern U.S. to use the Magel-

duced the VenaSeal vein

cians about the latest treat-

lan™ Endovascular Robotic Sys-

closure system to South Florida,

ments for vascular disease.”

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SUBTLE BEAUTY

The Herschthal Practice Uses Latest Medical Advances To Deliver Personalized Clinical Solutions David Herschthal, M.D. Jordana Herschthal, M.D.

the American Board of Dermatology, the gold standard for dermatologists, and both are Fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition, both Herschthals have the privilege of serving on the faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, educating the dermatologists of the future. Drawing on their training and experience, the Herschthals help patients achieve their skin care goals, including skin tightening, resurfacing, vascular, pigmentation correction and hair removal via laser treatments. Other services include

B

oard-certified Boca Raton dermatologists David

Herschthal, M.D., and his daughter Jordana Herschthal, M.D., know that sometimes

We strive for a natural look, using the latest skin care treatments to bring out the subtle beauty of the face.

decolletage. This ultrasound

laser and additional medical

approach stimulates the deep

devices to eliminate fat and

using the latest skin care treat-

layers of the skin and can

remove bulges; Botox; fillers;

ments to bring out the subtle

provide excellent results for

microdermabrasion; and care

beauty of the face,” says Dr.

many years.

for acne, moles, psoriasis and

less is more. “We strive for a natural look,

David Herschthal, who found-

“We take a medically

ed The Herschthal Practice in

grounded, aesthetically

dermatologists have extensive

1980. “In today’s social media

focused approach to treating

experience in treating skin

age, appearance matters

each patient,” says Dr. Jordana

cancer, which is generally

more than ever.”

Herschthal, whose specialties

curable if caught early.

For example, the Herschthals

include custom-blending fillers

other skin conditions. Both

“We know that beauty rests

use Kybella, a new injectable

to address facial lines and

on a strong foundation, so

drug, to improve the contour

wrinkles. “We can use human

we address any underlying

and appearance of a double

growth factor (HGF) to acceler-

issues and then move forward

chin, and Restylane Silk is used

ate skin repairs on a cellular

to enhancing the skin’s

to subtly enhance the lips.

level, as well as topical

appearance,” says Dr. David

Both doctors are experts in

antioxidants that can protect,

Herschthal. “Our priority is to

Ultherapy, the only FDA-

brighten and rejuvenate

educate, discuss the options

approved noninvasive proce-

the skin.”

and deliver the best possible

dure to lift and tighten the

Both David and Jordana

face, neck, eyebrow and

Herschthal are Diplomates of

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THE HERSCHTHAL PRACTICE DAVID HERSCHTHAL, M.D. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Medical School at New York Medical College Diplomate: American Board of Dermatology Professor: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Dermatology

JORDANA HERSCHTHAL, M.D. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Dermatology Residency and Medical School at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Voluntary Faculty for University of Miami Department of Dermatology Diplomate: American Board of Dermatology

LOCATIONS 7280 W. Palmetto Park Road Ste. 210 Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-391-9200 drherschthal.com 7421 N. University Drive Ste. 301 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321 954-722-3900 drherschthal.com

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PASSION AND COMPASSION

THE LEONE CENTER FOR ORTHOPEDIC CARE

William A. Leone Jr., M.D., Is The Go-To For Top-Notch Hip And Knee Surgery

gation and robotics to help

WILLIAM A. LEONE JR., M.D.

William A. Leone Jr., M.D.

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achieve precise and reproducible execution of implant position. Dr. Leone also invented the Pelvic Alignment Level (PAL), a

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement, Revision Total Hip Replacement, Complex Hip Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Computer Navigated Total Knee Replacement, Robotic Assisted Partial And Total Knee Replacement, Revision Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopic Surgery, Diagnosis and Correction of Painful Total Knee Replacements Using Kinematic Sensor Technology

simple, intuitive tool that allows for greater implant precision when performing total hip replacements. Modern day prosthetics and new technologies that improve implant accuracy are important, but the doctor-patient relationship and meticulous, gentle softtissue handling cannot be undervalued. “It’s not about how fast you

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operate and how many procedures you perform, it’s about

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

doing the absolute best job you

Fellowship, Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Holy Cross Hospital

people the way each of us

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL The South Florida Fair Returns – With A New Orleans Twist

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ne of the state’s oldest and largest community events, established in 1912, the South Florida Fair returns with 17 days of food and fun from Jan. 13-29 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. More than half a million guests flock to this popular event annually for its wide selection of food, rides, games, agricultural displays, live music and much more. Thrill seekers can kick off the festival on the evening of Jan. 12 with the popular Ride-A-Thon, and Jan. 20 will feature the Bourbon Street Bash Party, complete with a cocktail reception, a silent auction, dinner and dancing. This year’s fair boasts a New Orleans theme, and the Exposition Center will feature Mardi Gras-style deco-

rations, music, street performers and floats that bring Louisiana to life. Cajun classics like fried catfish and boiled crawfish will be served by Chef Scott Landry. As frequent guests can attest, the South Florida Fair goes above and beyond when it comes to fair food. Yes, you can get your typical corn dogs, sausage sandwiches, funnel cakes and the like. But why go traditional when you can enjoy creative concoctions like Goertze’s Dairy Kone’s Sriracha Fire & Ice Kreme Sundae or Porky’s Doughnut Burger? Other highlights include Bianco’s Frosted Flakes Chicken on a Stick, chicken coated with cereal and deep fried to crispy perfection, or Porky’s Brisket Melt, with 12-hour-smoked

brisket, melted cheese and signature sauce on Texas toast. Fairgoers can choose from more than 200 rides, games and attractions. Feeling impatient? Pick up the Gold Access pass to skip to the front of the line. And don’t forget to peruse the agricultural displays as well as the Creative Crafts & Skills Competition. All five stages will provide nonstop music, including six-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John & the Nite Trippers. Other national acts include Jordan Feliz, Sidewalk Prophets, Neal McCoy, Molly Hatchet, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Reel Big Fish, Chase Bryant and 38 Special. Crawdaddio, Funky Gumbo and Jazz Phools will

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BODY GOOD Nutritious And Delicious Recipes That Make You Shine From The Inside Out

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ave you always wanted thick, shiny hair? Do you crave beautiful, clear skin and strong bones and teeth? If so, your diet may be standing in your way. Eating clean – with a focus on whole, unprocessed ingredients – will help you look great and feel even better. For these recipes from “Beauty Foods,” chef and YouTube sensation Caroline Artiss channeled 20 years of cooking experience to create simple dishes chock-full of lean protein, whole grains and vegetables. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, these recipes are delicious and nutritious.

CARROT, PARSNIP, FETA AND WALNUT CAKES

known to cause unhealthy skin, weak nails and hair loss. (Makes 8)

Carrots and walnuts are a great source of biotin, which is part of the B complex vitamins that are responsible for boosting hair growth and many other functions in the body. A biotin deficiency has been

INGREDIENTS 1½ cups carrot, grated (about 3 medium carrots) 1½ cups parsnip, grated (about 2 medium parsnips) 1 small onion, finely sliced ¾ cup brown rice flour

½ cup walnut pieces, chopped Big pinch of salt and pepper 1 egg 1 cup feta chunks 2-3 tbsp. coconut oil for cooking (or oil of your choice) INSTRUCTIONS

Add all the prepared ingredients, except the feta, to a large bowl, and mix together. (Us-

ing your hands works well.) Add the feta last. Roll a couple spoonfuls of the mixture into a round patty with your hands, and place on a tray or plate. Repeat until finished. Heat oil in a large frying pan. When hot, place the patties in the pan, and cook 2-3 minutes each side. Keep the heat on medium (if it’s too hot, they will burn before cooking all the way through). They will be ready when they are golden and crispy but still soft in the middle.

MISO SALMON WITH PICKLED VEGGIES The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon have been linked with helping inflammatory skin conditions and preventing aging in the body. These good fats also help protect the skin from sun damage and have a wealth of antioxidants to fight free radicals and keep toxins out, making your skin soft and smooth. (Serves 2) PICKLED VEGGIES INGREDIENTS ½ cup rice vinegar 120

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½ tsp. salt 2 tbsp. white sugar ½ small cucumber 4-inch-long piece of daikon 1 red chili, finely chopped ½ cup pineapple chunks SALMON INGREDIENTS 2 large fresh salmon fillets 2 tbsp. white miso paste ¼ tsp. white pepper 1 tbsp. honey INSTRUCTIONS

Start by preparing the pickled vegetables. Heat the rice vinegar, salt and sugar together in a pan until salt and sugar dissolve. Take off the heat, and leave to cool. Prepare your vegetables by slicing them all finely into 2-inch-long pieces. Place together in a bowl with the chopped chili and pineapple chunks. Once the vinegar has cooled, pour it over the top. Set aside in the fridge to chill while you prepare the salmon. This can be made 3 hours in advance. To cook the salmon, place the fillets on a baking tray with skin side down. Mix the miso paste, white pepper and honey together in a small bowl, and smear over the top and around the edge of each salmon fillet. Leave salmon to marinate for at least ½ hour before cooking; by that time, the pickled veggies should be chilled. When you’re ready to cook, preheat oven to 425º F. Bake the salmon for 1012 minutes. The miso will start to caramelize on top, and the salmon flesh should be a paler pink color all the way through. Depending on the freshness of the salmon, it’s fine if it’s slightly undercooked. To serve, drain the liquid from the pickled veggies, and arrange equally on two plates. Place the cooked salmon over the top. Serve hot or cold. JANUARY 2017

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SUPER BERRY GRANOLA Super berries such as açai, goji, golden berry, cranberries and blueberries have been hailed as anti-aging superfoods due to their large amounts of antioxidants, vitamins and phytochemicals that keep your skin glowing. (Serves 8-10) INGREDIENTS 3 cups gluten-free or steel-cut oats ½ cup slivered almonds 1 cup desiccated coconut ½ cup chia seeds ½ cup pumpkin seeds

½ cup sunflower seeds Pinch of salt ½ cup honey ½ cup algae, coconut or sunflower oil 1 cup mixed dried super berries

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 300º F. Put the oats, almonds, coconut, chia, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl, and give it a good stir. Drizzle the honey and oil over the top, and stir. Mix until it starts clumping together and everything is coated. Spread mixture out on a couple of baking trays, and pop into the oven for 30 minutes. Give the granola a couple stirs while it’s cooking to make sure everything is evenly baked. It will be golden and crisp when cooked. Take out, and leave to cool. Once cooled, stir the superfood berries in, and serve with yogurt. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

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ROASTED BEETS, RED QUINOA, STRAWBERRY AND BASIL SALAD Beets are well known for improving complexions, dry skin, acne-prone skin and even keeping hair thick and shiny. This is largely due to the high amounts of folate they contain as well as vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, betaine and potassium. In this salad, the beet tops are used, too. It’s been said they are packed with even more nutrition than the beets themselves, containing high levels of calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. (Serves 5-6 as a side salad) SALAD INGREDIENTS 3 medium to large raw beetroots with green tops 2 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. olive oil 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup red quinoa 2 cups water 1½ cups fresh strawberries, sliced 1 cup fresh basil leaves

½ cup goat cheese Edible flowers to garnish (optional) DRESSING INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp. strawberry jam 1 tbsp. whole grain mustard Pinch of salt and pepper

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Start by roasting the beets. Preheat oven to 375º F. Cut off the tops and bottoms, putting the green tops to one side. Give the beets a good scrub, and then cut into quarters. Place on a baking tray lined with a large sheet of tin foil. Drizzle the honey, balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the top, and add a few sprigs of fresh thyme. Fold up the sides of the foil so that the beets are covered. Pop into the oven for 50 minutes. They will be cooked when they are soft all the way through when poked with a knife. Leave to cool. Once cooled slightly, peel off the skins. Wash 4 or 5 of the green leaves thoroughly to get rid of any grit, and chop finely. (You need to add about 2 cups of the chopped green leaves to the salad. Save the leftover leaves for something else.) While the beets are roasting, put the quinoa in a pan with the water, bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer. Place a lid on the pan, and leave to cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the water has absorbed. Leave to cool. To make the dressing, put all the ingredients in a jar with a lid, and shake. Once everything has cooled, assemble the salad. Add the quinoa, beets, sliced strawberries, green leaves and dressing to a large mixing bowl, and toss together. Sprinkle basil leaves and goat cheese on top. Garnish with edible flowers. O

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can enjoy the menu choices, given your food preferences. Our waiter was friendly, efficient and accommodating. There was no rush, even though it was a busy night. Fondue meals generally last more than an

You can order one or more fondues at a sitting and even structure them around wine pairings. We chose the four-course option: cheese fondue, salad, an entrée fondue and a dessert fondue. DO IT YOURSELF:

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with all that was fun and special. However, I found fondue is now better – and more interesting – than I remembered when we recently enjoyed dinner at The Melting Pot in Boca Raton. A cozy, cushy booth with curtains is the best table choice for couples. That way, the ambience is intimate as you both explore the variety of flavors that are the hallmark of the experience. If you have a group (fondue is ideal for a girls’ night out), tables are very accommodating, as some have up to three fondue pot burners. The Melting Pot even has a “Fun-Due” menu for children, along with their own specialty drink list. Wait staff is well versed in suggestions on how you 126

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na, melted with white wine, bacon, lemon and scallions. This more than satisfied the cheese lover in us as we dipped in with Granny Smith apples, a mix of breads, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and cherry tomatoes. Next came the Surf & Turf entrée, which we decided to dip in the Coq au Vin fondue: a classic French recipe of Burgundy wine infused with fresh herbs, spices and mushrooms. It was ideal for our cold-water lobster tails, premium filet mi-

gnon, wild mushroom sacchetti, variety of vegetables and side of tender peppercorn-crusted beef. Dessert was a much anticipated highlight. We fell in love with the Flaming Turtle, a buttery, flambéed chocolate fondue with caramel and candied pecans, featuring marshmallows, pound cake, brownies, blondies, strawberries, bananas and pineapple for dipping. Everything at The Melting Pot is literally good to the last drop! O


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TEMPLE ORANGEEau Palm

Beach Resort & Spa ❘ 100 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4924 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Sunday. TRUE147 S.E. First Ave. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5100 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Sunday. Dinner nightly. TWENTYTWENTY GRILLERoyal Sundy House’s Tenderloin

MADISONS NEW YORK GRILL & BAR2006 N.W.

Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.0808 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MARIPOSANeiman Marcus,

Town Center at Boca Raton ❘ 5860 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2320 ❘ Lunch daily. MAX’S GRILLEMizner Park ❘

404 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.0080 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE

The Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.7724 ❘ Dinner nightly. NEW YORK PRIME2350 N.W.

Executive Center Drive ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3881 ❘ Dinner nightly. NYY STEAKSeminole Casino ❘

5550 N.W. 40th St. ❘ Coconut Creek ❘ 954.977.6700 ❘ Dinner nightly. OCEANS 234234 N.

Ocean Blvd. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.428.2539 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Sunday. THE OFFICE201 E. Atlantic

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Palm Place ❘ 141 Via Naranjas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.990.7969 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. TWO GEORGES AT THE COVE MARINA1754 S.E.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.5093 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

Third Court ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

THE PAVILION GRILLE

ASIAN/SUSHI

301 Yamato Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday. Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. PIÑON GRILLThe Terrace at Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.7770 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘ 402 Plaza

Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1662 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. REBEL HOUSE297 E. Palmetto

Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.5888 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

Mizner Park ❘ 225 N.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.6746 ❘ Dinner nightly. SALT732 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.7258 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday. SEASONS 522300 N.W. Executive Center Drive ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

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Mizner Park ❘ 431 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. LA TRE249 E. Palmetto

Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.392.4568

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

420 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.5050 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly.Royal Palm Place ❘ 101 Plaza Real S. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8181 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly. MAGIC RICE1668 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.7534 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. NINJA SPINNING SUSHI BAR

41 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8688 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly.

954.421.9272

BUDDHA SKY BAR217 E.

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.450.7557 ❘ Dinner nightly. BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL861 Yamato Road ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca

NORI THAI217 E. Palmetto Park

Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

University Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3722 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. RISE MODERN ASIAN CUISINE AND SUSHI6063 S.W. 18th St. ❘

#108 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.8808 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

Valley Plaza ❘ 7461 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.0400 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday. Dinner nightly.

8841 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘

HOUSE OF SIAM25 N.E.

Boca Raton ❘ 561.923.9378 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Second Ave. ❘ #116 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.9191 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. JAPANGORegency Court ❘

3011 Yamato Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.999.1263 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly.Riverstone Shoppes of Parkland ❘ 7367 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.4268 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.Delray Marketplace ❘ 14811 Lyons Road ❘ #106 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.9996 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

561.218.8788 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

SANTO’S MODERN BUFFET & SUSHI3400 N. Federal Highway ❘

THE SEA SOUTH EAST ASIAN KITCHEN16950 Jog Road ❘

#1015 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.270.3569 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. SHINJU BUFFET7875 Glades

Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.488.4040 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. SUSHIGO477 S. Federal

Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7888 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.


taste  listings SUSHI RAYThe Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.9506 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

HABIT BURGERDelray Place ❘ 1831 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0934 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

SUSHI THAI100 N.E. Second

M.E.A.T. EATERY & TAPROOM

St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.4448 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

9858 Clint Moore Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6088 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. UNCLE TAI’SThe Shops at Boca

Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ #143 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. YAKITORI SAKE HOUSERoyal

Palm Place ❘ 271 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.0087 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. YAMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Cendyn Spaces ❘ 980 N. Federal Highway ❘ Suite 115 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.2600 ❘ Breakfast MondayFriday. Lunch and dinner daily. SHULA BURGERDelray Marketplace ❘ 14917 Lyons Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.404.1347 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. ZINBURGER WINE & BURGER BARTown Center at Boca

Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3252 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

CONTINENTAL THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE

200 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9929 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

887 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and lunch daily.

YOKOHAMA9168 Glades

BOHEME BISTRO1118 E. Atlantic

Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1707

60 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BARBECUE LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQRegency Court ❘

3011 Yamato Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9557 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner nightly.

THE MELTING POT5455 N.

LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Dinner nightly.

FRENCH

OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second

Ave. ❘ #120 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Sunday.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.6633 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS4995 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday.

FARM-TO-TABLE/ORGANIC FARMER’S TABLE1901 N. Military

Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5836 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. GARY RACK’S FARMHOUSE KITCHENRoyal Palm Place ❘ 399

S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.997.7472

CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic 561.455.2140

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm

Place ❘ 416 Via De Palmas ❘ #81 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.955.6001 ❘ Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. CHEZ MARIE FRENCH BISTRO

Polo Club Shoppes ❘ 5030

Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.0027 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. CREPE CAFÉ504 Via De Palmas

❘ Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 561.757.3504

561.826.2625

MAX’S HARVEST169 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ Lunch Friday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ

Spanish River Center ❘ 4199 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday. Dinner Tuesday-Staurday.

561.381.9970 ❘

DORSIA RESTAURANT5837 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.961.4156 ❘ Dinner nightly. JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Club

Shoppes ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.2700 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

FONDUE THE LITTLE CHALET485 S.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.325.8000 ❘ Dinner nightly.

LA FERME9101 Lakeridge

Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.654.6600 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday. LA NOUVELLE MAISON5 Palms

Building ❘ 455 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.3003 ❘ Dinner nightly.

GERMAN

MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.2399 N. Federal Highway ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BIERGARTENRoyal Palm Place ❘ 309 Via De Palmas ❘ #90 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.7462 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

SWEET DEWEY’S BBQ9181

GREEK

Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.488.9688 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

ESTIA TAVERNA & BARRoyal Palm Place ❘ 507 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5800 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BURGERS BURGERFI6 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9590 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.2009 N.E. Second St. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.531.6168 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

IT’S ALL GREEK9704 Clint Moore Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6337 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BOCA BURGER HOUSE

Road ❘ #1 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.477.3272 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

499 N.E. Spanish River Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.900.5030 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.78 S. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.900.5030 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. 132

JIMMY THE GREEK8221 Glades

19th Street Short Rib Tacos at Farmer’s Table

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RAFINA GREEK TAVERNAThe Boardwalk at 18th St. ❘ 6877 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.3673 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.


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TAVERNA KYMA6298 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.2828 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly. TAVERNA OPA270 E. Atlantic

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.303.3602 ❘ Dinner nightly.

INDIAN SAPPHIRE INDIAN CUISINE

Royal Palm Place ❘ 500 Via de Palmas ❘ Suite 79 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.2299 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

ITALIAN ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

21065 Powerline Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.6600 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.115 N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.7911 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. ARTURO’S6750 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7373 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. BRIO TUSCAN GRILLEThe

OPEN WIDE ROK:BRGR Brings Gourmet Burger Bar And Gastropub To Delray Beach

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outh Florida chain ROK:BRGR has made a name for itself with 20 award-winning craft burgers, served in a 1920s-inspired setting. Now, the company – recognized for having the Best Burger in Florida by Business Insider – plans to open a new gourmet burger bar and gastropub soon in Delray Beach, in the former Tryst space. Its modern approach to American comfort food includes such burgers as the Drunken Pretzel, with aged Vermont cheddar, house-made beer mustard, crispy fried onions and an artisanal pretzel bun, and the Farmhouse Burger, with aged gruyere, caramelized onions, garlic aioli and a fried egg. Other favorites include the Mac N’ Cheese, served with lobster, shrimp, braised short rib or smoked bacon; Tuna Poke Tacos; and the famous Lobster Corn Dogs. Dedicated to delivering the best in gourmet cuisine, ROK:BRGR embraces a farm-to-table approach, serving local ingredients, certified Angus beef, free-range chicken and all-natural cheeses. Drink options include 15 signature handcrafted cocktails; an extensive whiskey selection; and more than 50 craft beers, including ROK:BRGR’s Rok-N-Coco IPA, created in collaboration with J. Wakefield Brewery in Miami. – Stella Alves

ROK:BRGR is located at 4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, visit rokbrgr.com.

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Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ #239 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.3777 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. CAFE MED BY BICE2096

N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.5840 ❘ Breakfast and dinner daily.

CASA D’ANGELO171 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.996.1234 ❘ Dinner nightly. D’ANGELO PIZZA, WINE BAR AND TAPASAddison

Place ❘ 16950 Jog Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.381.0037 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. DAVINCI’S OF BOCATown

Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8466 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. DAVITO’S19635 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.2323 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. DOMINICS8177 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.3186 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Westwinds of Boca ❘ 9834 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.6325 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. DOMUS 39 ITALIAN RESTAURANT & LOUNGERoyal Palm Place ❘

187 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

561.419.8787 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

FRANK & DINO’S718 S.

Federal Highway ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

954.427.4909

IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT

1911 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3566 ❘ Dinner nightly. JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N.

CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner TuesdaySunday.

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

159 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2081 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

Town Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2805 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL

The Boardwalk at 18th St. ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8838 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT

LA VILLETTA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 4351 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8403 ❘

Dinner nightly. MAGGIANO’S21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MARIO’S OSTERIA1400 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.239.7000 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MATTEO’S RESTAURANT233 S. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly.


A ME R I C A N FRIE ND S O F MAGEN D AVID A D O M

HO OLD D THE DATE

Monday, March 6, 2017 Boca-Delray Community Event St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton

GUEST SPEAKER

11th Chief of the Mossad

www.afmda.org

For more information, call 561.835.0510 or email boca-delray@afmda.org.


taste  listings MEATBALL ROOMRegency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato Road ❘ Suite A19 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.4111 ❘ Dinner nightly. NICK’S NEW HAVEN-STYLE PIZZERIA & BAR

Glades Plaza ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Suite 904 ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2900 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

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NINO’SFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 7120 Beracasa

Way ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9075 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. NOVELLO RESTAURANT & BAR5999 N.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. PICCOLINO RESTAURANT170 W.

Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8858 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. POSITANO4400 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly. RISTORANTE SAPORIRoyal Palm

Place ❘ 301 Via de Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. 561.367.9779

Polo Club Shoppes 5030 Champion Blvd. #D3, Boca Raton, FL 33496

(561) 997-0027

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SICILIAN OVENTown Center at Boca Raton ❘ 21170 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Suite 9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.9772 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. TANZYiPic Theaters, Mizner Park ❘ 301 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.922.6699 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. TERRA FIAMMADelray Marketplace ❘

9169 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

561.495.5570

TRAMONTI119 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.1944 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. TRATTORIA ROMANA499 E. Palmetto Park

Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.6715 ❘ Dinner nightly. TUCCI’S FIRE N COAL PIZZA50 N.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2930 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. VIC & ANGELO’S 290 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9570 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERYMizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Fondue is how we bring people together – in a refined, yet relaxed environment where you can genuinely connect with your favorite people. Book your fondue experience today.

VILLA ROSANOThe Reserve ❘ 9858 0(/7,1*327&20%2&$5$721

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Serving the Greater Boca Raton Community Since 1990 5455 N Federal Hwy, Ste A | Boca Raton, FL 33487 | (561) 997-7472

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Clint Moore Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.0112 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. VINO WINE BAR AND ITALIAN TAPAS

114 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.869.0030 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.


THE 32ND ANNUAL JDRF GEM OF AN EVENING GALA Honorary Chairman Elizabeth “Betsy” Sorrel Honorary Chairman Young Leadership Committee Robert Sorrel

Saturday, February 4, 2017 Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Bene ting JDRF IMPROVING LIVES. CURING TYPE 1 DIABETES. Emcee: Jay Cashmere, WPTV NewsChannel 5

Sponsors and Underwriters 561.686.7701 greaterpalmbeach.jdrf.org •


taste  listings JAMAICAN ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO

2399 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.465.3167 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.1179 S. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.910.1562 ❘ Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.

KOSHER ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILLThe Fountains ❘

7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday. Dinner Sunday-Thursday.

Traditional Greek Cuisine

WITH A MODERN FLAIR Rafina Greek Taverna Located at The Boardwalk (formerly Wharfside)

6877 SW 18th Street \ Boca Raton 561.409.3673 \ rafinaonline.com Lunch, Dinner and Takeout Daily

BOCA GRILLSomerset Shoppes ❘ 8903 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.8434 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday. Dinner Sunday-Thursday. BUTCHER BLOCK GRILLThe Fountains

Center ❘ 7000 W. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch Sunday-Thursday. Dinner Saturday-Thursday. 561.409.3035

MOZART CAFEThe Fountains Center ❘ 7300

W. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.3412 ❘ Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. PITA ’N GO22767 State Road 7 ❘ Boca

Raton ❘ 561.477.0633 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday. Dinner Sunday-Thursday.

LATIN CABANA EL REY105 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9090 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. CARIBBEAN GRILL1332 N.W. Second

Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0161 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. THE CUBAN CAFEPlumtree Centre ❘ 3350

N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.8860 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. PADRINO’SMission Bay Plaza ❘ 20455 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1070 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

MEDITERRANEAN/TURKISH APEIRO KITCHEN & BARDelray Marketplace

❘ 14917 Lyons Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.501.4443 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

MEXICAN BAJA CAFE DOS1310 S. Federal Highway ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.1304 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. BAJA CANTINA201 N.W. First St. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.8118 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday. Dinner nightly. CABO FLATS CANTINA AND TEQUILA BAR

Delray Marketplace ❘ 14851 Lyons Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.0378 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. 138

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The Men’s Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Invites You To

a fun evening filled with casino games, a poker tournament and prizes! Cocktails & Heavy Hors D’oeuvres • Dietary Laws Observed

January 23, 2017• 6:00pm

The Addison

2 East Camino Real – Boca Raton, FL 33432 Couvert: $54 per person

Chairs: Ira Holz, Ken Lebersfeld and Chuck Lichtman For more information, contact Jeffrey Bookstein at 561.852.6063 or jeffb@bocafed.org. a minimum men’s gift of $1,800 to the 2017 uja/jewish federation of south palm beach county annual campaign is required to attend this and other 2017 federation men’s division programming. Men who take part in the STEP UP initiative and commit to a minimum gift of $1200 to the 2017 Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign as well as a 2018 Annual Campaign gift of $1800 or more, are welcome to attend.

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llen Wedner, director of the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, announced the opening and closing ďŹ lms of the 27th annual festival, which will present 30 movies from around the world. The opening night screening on Jan. 19 will be held at the Kravis Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cohen Pavilion, and it will be the Palm Beach premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Map,â&#x20AC;? from Israel. This is the true story of Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1977 basketball team, the ďŹ rst team to bring the European Cup to Israel, just a few years after the Yom Kippur War. When this ragtag team of Israelis and Americans won,

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The closing ďŹ lm and awards ceremony will be on Feb. 12 at the Muvico Parisian at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. The movie will be the Palm Beach premiere of the 2016 Israeli ďŹ lm â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Balcony,â&#x20AC;? which was directed by Emil Ben-Shimon and is presented in Hebrew with subtitles. The movie shows what happens when a synagogueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s balcony comes crashing down during a bar mitzvah. A young rabbi offers to repair the damage and lead the community. But, soon, he is promoting a stricter interpretation: Maybe the balcony crashed because

The opening night screening on Jan. 19 will be held at the Kravis Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cohen Pavilion, and it will be the Palm Beach premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Map,â&#x20AC;? from Israel. Israel was placed ďŹ rmly on the map. With footage of 1970s Israel and interviews with Bill Walton and the other athletes who made history, â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Mapâ&#x20AC;? honors Israeli heroes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Mapâ&#x20AC;? was directed by Dani Menkin, who will attend the opening night screening and participate in a post-ďŹ lm discussion with basketball legend Tal Brody. Filmed in English and Hebrew with subtitles, the movie was produced by Nancy Spielberg and Roberta Grossman, who produced and directed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Above and Beyond,â&#x20AC;? the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening night ďŹ lm in 2015.

the women of the congregation are not modest enough. This is a warm, poignant portrait of a modern Orthodox community struggling to balance protocol with practical, progressive values. In between these ďŹ lms, the festival will present movies at the Cinemark Palace in Boca Raton, Jan. 2127; Cobb Theatres in Palm Beach Gardens, Jan. 28 to Feb. 4; and Frank Theatres in Delray Beach, Feb. 5-11. O For more information, call 877-3180071 or visit pbjff.org.

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n March 7, caring community members and leaders will gather for the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s 8th Annual Special Night for Special Needs Dream Builders Cocktail Reception. The annual event, chaired by Linda and Ivan Gefen and Karen and Steve Irwin and sponsored by Craig Donoff, PA, pays tribute to Donoff for his continued support. The firm will be represented by Donoff, Lindsey Donoff-Silverman and Shari Cohen. The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive magazine sponsor of the event. The reception, which requires a minimum donation of $500, will be held in a private home and will showcase the 20 programs of the Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Depart-

ment, including Marleen Forkas Camp Kavod Year-Round Programs, Fit & Fun Sports Program, Project RIDE, Paul Markhoff Otzar Sunday School, Schwedelson Young Adult Social Scene & Schwedelson Sunday Social Scene, Move & Mingle Adult

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The reception will be held in a private home and will showcase the 20 programs of the Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Department. Fitness Program, SAVVY, Year-Round Parent & Caregiver Support Group and Sibling Support Group and volunteer opportunities. Each year, the Dream Builders event continues to grow, as does the heartfelt support for these critical programs from the community. The Levis JCC promotes and enhances

Jewish culture, heritage and values through educational, spiritual, social, wellness and recreational programs for individuals of all ages. With a preschool, a summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC

offers something for everyone. The mission of the Levis JCC is Jamie to strengthen Jewish continuity byTelchin offering compelling opportunities for enrichment. The Levis JCC creates a neighborhood of commonality for Jews. It promotes the welfare of the Jewish community and the broader community and affirms the significance of the State of Israel. O For more information, call 561-852-3200 or visit levisjcc.org.

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LEADING THE WAY Estate Professionals To Honor Attorney Laurence Blair At Mitzvah Society Reception

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ocal estate planning professionals committed to philanthropic giving, the community and the Jewish future will once again honor their own at the Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception on Feb. 22. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the evening’s cochairs, Matthew Kutcher and Robert Marton, invite colleagues, friends and others to join them at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton for cocktails and dinner in tribute to 2017 Mitzvah Society Honoree Laurence I. Blair. Dietary laws will be observed. For 13 years, the Mitzvah Society has recognized estate professionals who have been instrumental in guiding clients to establish charitable legacies with planned gifts to the

JJCF. Since its inception, more than 60 professionals have been inducted, and new members will be welcomed at the event. The JJCF develops permanent resources to assure the continuity of Jewish life, programs and

gifts to charities, providing benefits to both donors and the organizations. Blair chairs the JJCF’s PAC as well as, with his wife, Michele, the federation’s Emerging Jewish Philanthropists. Blair is a recipient of the federation’s

Larry’s dedication to the well-being and security of our community and our people now and in the future drives his tireless efforts to make a major difference. He has facilitated his clients’ philanthropic goals while securing a brighter Jewish future for generations to come and inspiring others to do the same. – Richard Steinberg, chair, Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation

services locally, in Israel and throughout the world. A shareholder at Greenspoon Marder since 2005, Blair is a respected leader in many areas of the Jewish community. Committed to the value of planned giving, he helps structure

James and Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award. “Larry’s dedication to the wellbeing and security of our community and our people now and in the future drives his tireless efforts to make a major difference,” says

Laurence I. Blair

Richard Steinberg, chair, JJCF. “He has facilitated his clients’ philanthropic goals while securing a brighter Jewish future for generations to come and inspiring others to do the same.” The evening’s sponsors include principal sponsor Greenspoon Marder Law; ambassador Silverstein HR; community partners Rehmann, CBIZ and Proskauer; underwriters MBAF and Steinberg Global; and exclusive magazine sponsor The Boca Raton Observer. O For more information, call 561-8523188 or email lisbethc@bocafed.org.

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SPARKLE PLENTY Greater Palm Beach County Chapter Of JDRF International Readies For Gem Of An Evening Gala

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lizabeth “Betsy” Sorrel has a long history of supporting diabetes research and its related advocacy, beginning on Oct. 7, 1993, when her son, Robert, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, or T1D. Now, she is serving as the honorary chairman of the 32nd Annual Gem of an Evening Gala on Feb. 4 at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan. Gem of an Evening benefits the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of JDRF International, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with T1D until there is a cure. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and renders them insulin-dependent for life. Sorrel served as a board member of the JDRF New York City Chapter

and was engaged in its annual Promise Ball. While in New York, she founded a long-running support group for parents of children with T1D. In 2007, she was honored for her dedicated service to JDRF at the Westchester/Fairfield Gala. She also raised funds for

Elizabeth “Betsy” Sorrel

ment, auctions and JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure. Media partners are ESPN 106.3 FM and Jay Cashmere of WPTV Channel 5, serving as emcee. The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive magazine sponsor. Since its inception in 1970, JDRF

I am so proud of my son and of all of the children, teens and adults who are carrying on their normal day-to-day lives while being mindful of their diabetes management. It is every mother’s wish who has a child with diabetes to see them one day free of this disease and its complications. I will not stop until that day is here. – Elizabeth “Betsy” Sorrel, honorary event chairman

the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center. “I am so proud of Robby and of all of the children, teens and adults who are carrying on their normal day-to-day lives while being mindful of their diabetes management,”

Sorrel says. “It is every mother’s wish who has a child with diabetes to see them one day free of this disease and its complications. I will not stop until that day is here.” The gala will include a cocktail reception, dinner, live entertain-

has raised more than $2 billion to advance new therapies and technologies at university-based and private research centers throughout the world. O For more information, call 561-6867701 or visit greaterpalmbeach.jdrf.org.

Jewish National Fund 2017 Annual

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Boca West Country Club

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AMBASSADOR DANIEL AYALON Former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to the United States

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This event is open to the community

More Information: Contact JNF at 561.447.9733.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce Presents Excellence In Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award

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ohn Benz, president and CEO of Community Care Plan, was presented with the Excellence in Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce at the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Awards Luncheon at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Presented for the first time, the Excellence in Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award was commissioned by the Healthcare Committee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The committee nominated Benz to be the first recipient of the award for his longstanding dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of the South Florida community. Benz has more than 40 years of experience in the health care industry, working adamantly to provide accessible health and wellness services and quality care. He has a proven track record of developing and implementing transformational strategies and fostering collaboration by establishing clinical alliances and securing strategic

Dan Lindblade and John Benz

da residents. In his current role as president and CEO of Community Care Plan, “The Health Plan with a Heart,” Benz oversees this provider service network that offers a roster of high-quality physicians and a wide range of health-related professional and advisory services. Launched in 2000 as the first safety-net hospital-owned provider service network as South Florida Community Care Network, Community Care Plan is a Broward County health plan serving members enrolled in Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid Services Network and self-insured employee health plans. The organization strives to promote healthy living by providing local access to a high standard of health care and educational resources through-

The committee nominated John Benz to be the first recipient of the award for his longstanding dedication to improving the health and well-being of the South Florida community. partnerships to create highly integrated models of care. In his prior role as senior vice president and chief strategic officer for Memorial Healthcare System (MHS), he provided executive leadership and helped drive MHS as a leader in providing high-quality health care services to South Flori-

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American Friends Of The Hebrew University Announce 2017 Palm Beach Scopus Award Gala

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merican Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) will host its 2017 Palm Beach Scopus Award Gala on Jan. 15 at The Breakers Palm Beach. Guests will socialize and dine as they experience “A Night in the Courtyard,” this year’s theme. Named for Mount Scopus, the historical site of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Scopus Award Gala recognizes extraordinary support from individuals who demonstrate humanitarian concerns and outstanding contributions to education. AFHU will pay tribute to this year’s Scopus Award recipients, John and Andrea Stark, and their commitment to humanitarianism and their dedication to the continued growth of The Hebrew University of Jerusa-

lem, Israel’s foremost institution of higher learning and research. The evening’s festivities will include a cocktail reception; presentation of the Scopus Award; and dinner, featuring a performance by Rock With U.

John and Andrea Stark

Named for Mount Scopus, the historical site of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Scopus Award Gala recognizes extraordinary support from individuals who demonstrate humanitarian concerns and outstanding contributions to education. The evening’s theme marks the completion of the fundraising campaign of the Palm Beach Courtyard at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences

(ELSC) at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Palm Beach Courtyard is designed to facilitate dialogue among faculty, students and interdisciplinary teams striving

to achieve breakthroughs in neuroscience and is an integral part of the ELSC project. The courtyard is named in honor of the AFHU Palm Beach community as a tribute to the philanthropic leadership of AFHU as well as its enduring commitment to Israel and pioneering research. Forging a meaningful partnership between American Jewry and the people of Israel, AFHU helps to ensure the nation’s well-being by nurturing Israel’s greatest asset: the intellectual strength of its people. Today, the university has a student body of 23,000 and a faculty of more than 1,000, and it attracts students from Israel as well as from 85 countries around the world. Proceeds from the 2017 Palm Beach Scopus Award Gala will benefit AFHU and the construction of the Palm Beach Courtyard at the ELSC at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. O For more information, call 561-7508585 or visit afhu.org.

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DIVERSE VOICES

Broward College Presents 2017 Speakers Series Lineup

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n its fourth year, the Broward College Speaker Series continues to feature notable speakers from diverse backgrounds to educate and enlighten the community on a variety of topics. From current events and politics to the study of character traits that determine success, this year’s selected speakers will bring their personal perspectives on the world to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Scheduled speakers include Ana Navarro, a CNN political contributor and strategist; Ted Koppel, an award-winning journalist; and Angela Duckworth, a TEDx phenomenon and best-selling author. Navarro, presented by WLRN Public Media, is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She also is a political contributor on ABC’s “The View.” On Jan. 23, she will speak about “The Political Landscape in Washington.” Koppel, presented by Stearns Weaver Miller, is a former anchor and managing editor of ABC’s “Nightline.” Since leaving that program, he has contributed to the Discovery Channel, NPR, BBC World News America, “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and “CBS News Sunday Morning.” He will speak on Feb. 22 about “Breaking News: A Look Around the Globe.”

Ana Navarro

Ted Koppel

Angela Duckworth

In its fourth year, the Broward College Speaker Series continues to feature notable speakers from diverse backgrounds to educate and enlighten the community on a variety of topics. From current events and politics to the study of character traits that determine success, this year’s selected speakers will bring their personal perspectives on the world to Fort Lauderdale. Duckworth is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a co-founder of the Character Lab. Her first book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” was an immediate New York Times bestseller. She will speak on April 5 about “True Grit: The Science of Success. Who Succeeds in Life?” Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College offers certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. O For more information, visit browardcollegespeakerseries.com. 162

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Proceeds from Hospice Evening 2017 will be used to renovate the Hospice Patient Care Rooms at Gerstenberg Center. Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach originally raised funds to build this state-of-the-art facility in 1986, and, since that time, the patient care rooms have not been significantly updated.

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JAN. 25 Eagles fans, prepare to take it to the limit as legendary rocker Don Henley launches his 2017 tour at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The singersongwriter and drummer will perform new songs from his latest album, “Cass County,” alongside favorites from his years with the Eagles and as a solo artist. Released in 2015, “Cass County” – named after the Texas county where he grew up – is Henley’s fifth solo studio album and his first new solo record in 15 years. Rolling Stone described it as “meticulously crafted, sharply written and absolutely free of neo-country additives like reheated Seventies-rock bombast and Twitter-verse vernacular.” Not that Henley has anything to prove as a musician at this point, considering that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has eight Grammys and received Kennedy Center Honors in 2015. The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with opening act JD & The Straight Shot, an Americana group that has played alongside Joe Walsh, Keith Urban, the Dixie Chicks and the Eagles.

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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org Jan. 20 Jazz Roots: Wynton Marsalis Show begins at 8 p.m. BIG LAUGHS: Billy Gardell will bring the jokes at 8 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-777-1000; aaarena.com

Jan. 1, 17, 19, 21, 23, 28, 30 Miami Heat Basketball Game times vary. Jan. 6-8, 12-15 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey – Out Of This World Show times vary.

AutoNation® IMAX® Theater Museum of Discovery and Science

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BB&T Center

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MEN OF MIRTH: The Comedy Get Down will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the BB&T Center; (below) Lewis Black is back at 8 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts

Jan. 19 Lewis Black: The Rant, White & Blue Tour Show begins at 8 p.m.

Hard Rock Live Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Stadium 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, 305-9438000; hardrockstadium.com Jan. 1 Miami Dolphins Football Game begins at 1 p.m.

James L. Knight International Center

400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-416-5970; jlkc.com Jan. 14 Miami Festival Of Laughs Show begins at 8 p.m.

Jan. 28 Solefest Miami Show begins at noon.

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Jan. 13 Michael Bolton Show begins at 8 p.m.

Jan. 19 James Beard Culinary Mix Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 15 Jay Leno Show begins at 8 p.m.

Jan. 21 The Last Waltz 40 Tour Show begins at 8 p.m.

Jan. 18 Kenny Rogers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Final World Tour Show begins at 8 p.m.

Jan. 25 Don Henley With JD & The Straight Shot Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22 Spend The Night With Billy Crystal Show begins at 8 p.m.

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STILL GOLDEN: Michael Bolton will croon a tune or two at 8 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the Kravis Center

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Jan. 15 Sunshine Music Festival Show begins at noon.

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The Broward Center For The Performing Arts 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222; browardcenter.org Jan. 10-22 “Cabaret” Show times vary. Jan. 26 A Night Of Symphonic Hip-Hop Featuring Nelly Show begins at 8 p.m.

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The Fillmore Miami Beach At The Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com Jan. 25 Run The Jewels: Run The World Tour Show begins at 8 p.m.

events Jan. 7 JAFCO Open Your Heart To Art JAFCO is hosting its first Open Your Heart to Art event at the Children’s Ability Center featuring private sculpture dedications, a paint party and a cocktail reception. Guests will have the chance to meet artist Romero Britto. Takes place at JAFCO Children’s Ability Center in Sunrise. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954-315-8698 or visit jafco.org.


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Jan. 7 The Policemen’s Ball The black-tie dinner dance includes a cocktail reception, a live auction and an awards presentation. Benefits Palm Beach Police Foundation. Takes place at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561820-8118 or visit pbpf.us. Jan. 7 & 8 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part 1 Check out fine arts and crafts and enjoy great food and drink. Takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com. Jan. 8 FIDF 14th Annual Solidarity Gala Dinner Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will host this Palm Beach County and Broward County event, raising funds for education176

al and well-being programs for FIDF soldiers. Takes place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call 561-483-2771 or visit fidf.org. Jan. 8 Oshogatsu JM Family Enterprises Inc. hosts this New Year’s celebration marking the Year of the Rooster. Takes place at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org. Jan. 11 Jewish Federation Of South Palm Beach County Lion Of Judah Luncheon This elegant luncheon celebrates the generous women who contribute to the federation. The keynote speaker will be political activist Nancy Spielberg. Takes place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more

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information, call 561-8526058 or visit jewishboca.org. Jan. 14 7th Annual Jump For HomeSafe Enjoy dinner, an open bar and a silent auction during a world-class equestrian competition. Benefits HomeSafe, a nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence in South Florida. Takes place at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-383-9842 or visit helphomesafe.org. Jan. 14 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert The City of Boca Raton honors the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. with music performances from the Valerie Tyson

Band, T-D.O.G.G and the ReaXtion Band. Takes place at Sanborn Square in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-393-7995 or visit myboca.us. Jan. 14 The Rotary Club Of Boca Raton 19th Annual OPAL Awards Gala This evening will honor outstanding people who have contributed to our community. Benefits The Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s service missions, including youth scholarship programs. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-477-7180 or visit opalawards.com. Jan. 14 & 15 30th Annual Boca Fest This community art festival highlights more than 150 exhibitors featuring a wide range of works. Takes place at Town Center at Boca

Raton. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com. Jan. 15 Step For Life 5K Of South Florida 2017 Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation will hold its annual walk, which also includes a children’s area with face painting and a kids’ superhero spring. Takes place at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 561-9822900 or visit giftoflife.org. Jan. 16 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast The program includes breakfast, insightful discourses by community leaders and inspirational performances. Takes place at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach. Starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit spadymuseum.com.


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happenings  calendar Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Long Celebration This event starts with breakfast at Ebenezer Baptist Church Hall and continues to the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, where there will be speakers, singers and award presentations. It concludes with a march to Sanborn Square for children’s activities and food vendors. Starts at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-393-7995 or visit myboca.us. Jan. 16-21 Palm Beach County Poetry Festival An event featuring top poets engaged in readings, talks and a panel discussion. Takes place at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Start times vary. For more information, call 434-4091352 or visit palmbeach poetryfestival.org. Jan. 18 34th Annual MS Gala Luncheon More than 1,200 are expected to attend this event, the most prestigious and largest MS luncheon nationwide, featuring a Mayda Cisneros fashion show. Takes place at Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 954-7314224 or visit nmssfls.org. Jan. 20 Hospice Evening 2017 Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach will host the evening, themed “Timeless,” including cocktails and a fashion presentation by Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach of the Carolina Herrera Spring 2017 Collection. Takes place at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. 178

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For more information, call 954-315-8696 or visit jafco.org.

Jan. 21 55th Annual Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball Enjoy dinner, dancing and a live auction with entertainment by Earth, Wind & Fire. Takes place at Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-955-3249 or visit brrh.com.

Jan. 26 Johns Hopkins A Woman’s Journey Health Conference Presented by Johns Hopkins Medicine, this event shares the latest findings and advances in preventing, detecting and treating diseases in women. Takes place at Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 410-955-8660 or visit hopkinsmedicine.org.

Jan. 23 Jewish Federation Of South Palm Beach County Men’s Night Out Enjoy a fun evening filled with casino games, a poker tournament and prizes. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Dietary laws observed. Takes place at The Addison in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-8526063 or visit jewishboca. org/casino. Jan. 25-29 Delray Beach Fashion Week 2017 A week of style, fashion and sophistication, showcasing designs and collections of clothing and accessories from downtown Delray’s boutique shops. Locations and start times vary. For more information, call 561-243-1077 or visit delrayfashionweek.com. Jan. 26 JAFCO Meet The Author Luncheon The event features a boutique and luncheon with guest speaker Stephanie Arnold, author of “37 Seconds,” and psychotherapist Linda Burns. Takes place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 10 a.m.

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Jan. 26 Time Is Of The Essence Luncheon Presented by Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper, this lunch features actress Laura Linney and ABC correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Takes place at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-406-2109 or visit howflorida.org. Jan. 28 Boca Raton Museum Of Art Carnivale Di Venezia This new signature annual fundraiser celebrates the opening of the “Glasstress” exhibit with a Carnivalthemed party, complete with food and drink, entertainment, a raffle and auctions. Takes place at Boca Raton Museum of Art. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org. Jan. 28 Jeans, Jewels And The J Benefiting the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, the evening will feature a cocktail reception, dining,

dancing, a casino and a silent auction. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-852-3257 or visit levisjcc.org. Jan. 28 The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society Annual Black Tie Gala A poolside event featuring cocktails, gourmet dining, dancing and silent and live auctions. Takes place at Mara-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-6168682 or visit lls.org/pb. Jan. 28 Susan G. Komen South Florida Race For The Cure Runners, walkers, corporate and community teams and individuals of all ages are welcome to join the celebration. Takes place at Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Starts at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-514-3020 or visit komensouthflorida.org.

information, call 561-9956773 or visit ushmm.org. Feb. 1 Morselife Luncheon And Card Party This annual fundraiser helps support and enhance the lives of senior citizens in Palm Beach County. Takes place at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-242-4661 or visit morselife.org. Feb. 2 Palm Beach Opera Gala – An Evening With Michael Fabiano A lavish black-tie soiree with poolside cocktails, an elegant dinner and a performance by internationally renowned opera singer Michael Fabiano. Takes place at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-835-7888 or visit pbopera.org.

Jan. 28 & 29 Boca Raton Fine Art Show Check out sculptures, paintings, clay, glass, fiber, jewelry, wood and more by world-renowned artists. Takes place at Sanborn Square Park in Boca Raton. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 941-755-3088 or visit hotworks.org.

Feb. 4 Food For The Poor 22nd Annual Building Hope Gala An evening with dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Benefits Food For The Poor’s mission to change the lives of families in desperate need. Takes place at Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-427-2222 or visit foodforthepoor.org.

Jan. 30 What You Do Matters South Florida Luncheon Hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the luncheon will feature author Wendy Holden and Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more

Feb. 4 JDRF 32nd Annual Gem Of An Evening Gala – Reach For The Stars A glam affair featuring an auction, music, dinner and dancing. Takes place at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-686-7701 or visit greaterpalmbeach.jdrf.org. O


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happenings  flash NAT KING COLE GENERATION HOPE PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY DINNER The 3rd Annual Nat King Cole Generation Hope President’s Society Dinner at The Breakers Palm Beach recently hosted The Pointer Sisters, who performed as more than 100 guests gathered on the dance floor to sing and dance. The evening, which raised more than $78,000, included a cocktail reception, dinner and musical performances by students.

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happenings  flash BOCA RATON MAYORS BALL Presented by the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton, the Boca Raton Mayors Ball welcomed more than 400 guests to benefit the health and wellness needs of local nonprofits. The sold-out event, at Broken Sound Club, featured a redcarpet arrival, a “Roaring 20s”-themed dance performance, live music and the presentation of George Long Prism Awards.

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happenings  flash JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTH PALM BEACH COUNTY KING DAVID SOCIETY WELCOME BACK RECEPTION Sixty donors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County gathered at the King David Society Welcome Back Reception and heard from Federation Campaign Chair Larry Feldman and King David Society Chairs Judi and Allan Schuman about the importance of their work and the exciting year ahead. Guests also reflected on “SHOAH: How Was It Humanly Possible – Telling the Story of the Holocaust: 1933-1945,” a traveling exhibit from the American Society for Yad Vashem.

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SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM MINI GOLF COURSE RIBBON-CUTTING Leadership, board members, hole sponsors, project developers and community VIPs of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium gathered for an inaugural round of play at the Science Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conservation Course, a new miniature golf course. Gary Nicklaus and Jim Fazio, sons of local icons in the golf community, collaborated on the custom-designed course.

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happenings  flash DKJA EAGLES ATHLETICS BOOSTER CLUB 11TH ANNUAL TENNIS EXTRAVAGANZA The community came together for competitive round-robin doubles matches at The Polo Club of Boca Raton for the Donna Klein Jewish Academy’s 11th annual Eagles Athletics Booster Club Tennis Extravaganza. The fundraiser honored three winning teams with crystal awards and provided raffle winners with the opportunity to play with Grand Slam champion Chris Evert. She received a donation from the Eagles Athletics Booster Club for the Jimmy Evert Scholarship Fund, named for her father.

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MAKE-A-WISH GARDEN PARTY Al and Nancy Malnik, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Lifetime Benefactors, hosted their annual Garden Party at their Ocean Ridge estate. The private occasion welcomed more than 200 supporters to celebrate the kickoff of the highly anticipated 22nd anniversary of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. The elegant event featured delicious bites, refreshing cocktails and cello players. 1 1  Eddi Schainusk, Andee & Brian Holland and Eddie Elsner 2  Nancy & Al Malnik 3  Ron & Marta Bloom 4  Robert & Breda Hill 5  Candi Laughrey and David Lister 6  Shareef and Al Malnik 7  Gabrielle Anwar, Lauren Kuperman and Shareef Malnick 8  Ann Burris, Terri Siben and Valentina Tischenko

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

BOCA GOLF & TENNIS CLUB - GREENS

17239 BERMUDA VILLAGE DR

KANDIL MIRIT

RADKA LINDA L

$392,450

$188,100

01-AUG-95

BOCA HARBOUR

760 NE 71ST ST

STOLTZ RANDY

CASTER RANDI

$960,000

$539,900

15-AUG-13

BOCA HARBOUR ISLAND

6999 NE 8TH DR

SIMMONS RICHARD ALAN

DYKSTRA DAN

$850,000

$525,000

05-JAN-00

BOCA ISLES NORTH

10845 JAPONICA CT

MACDONALD SHERYL MARIE

FEDERAL NATIONAL MTG ASSOC

$462,500

BOCA ISLES NORTH

10745 MAPLE CHASE DR

BEATTIE KELLY

DEGTYAREVA SVETLANA

BOCA RATON POR LA MAR

850 LAKE DR

SLAINE MASON

850 LAKE DRIVE LLC

BOCA RATON RIVIERA

740 E BOCA RATON RD

SHALMA NERINGA

BOCA RATON RIVIERA

699 NE 4TH ST

MCCAFFREY DAVID JOSEPH

BOCA RATON RIVIERA

521 NE SPANISH TRL

FIELDS STEVEN

WINFIELD ADAM INDIV TRUSTEE

BONIELLLOS ACRES

6779 BONIELLO DR

KLEINBERG JEFFREY

MATHIEU MARK

ENCANTADA

7161 MONTRICO DR

ROSS RUTH

ENCANTADA

7131 MONTRICO DR

ESTANCIA ESTANCIA

20-JUL-15

$545,000

$505,000

13-FEB-12

$11,500,000

$9,500,000

30-AUG-13

ROSS NORMA C

$690,000

$179,900

26-MAR-09

DELUCA BRUCE

$935,000

$850,000

18-MAY-16

$4,085,000

$3,418,000

22-NOV-13

$625,000

$990,000

01-DEC-06

DERMER ARTHUR

$580,000

$576,000

30-JUL-04

GOLDBERG DAVID CARL

SOLL PATRICIA

$607,500

$535,000

08-OCT-13

6857 ENTRADA PL

RICHARDSON ARIELLE

SIPPLE ELENA

$587,600

$500,000

30-APR-03

7103 ENCINA LN

ZOGBY SAMARA

ETTINGER DAVID

$925,000

$493,500

01-OCT-96

ESTANCIA

20801 PINAR TRL

KIRSCHNER MICHAEL

WELLS FARGO BANK NA TRUSTEE

$545,000

$666,900

15-APR-16

LE RIVAGE

17155 AVENUE LE RIVAGE

DE LA VEGA MARIA

CLARK JOHN D

$2,395,000

$2,300,000

22-JUL-10

$485,000

15-JUN-05

$1,501,950

21-JUN-02

LEXINGTON ESTATES

10354 LEXINGTON ESTATES BLVD

SILVERMAN MARC

COHEN ROBERT

$385,000

LEXINGTON ESTATES

22189 BRADDOCK PL

LEHEL EDIT

BELSKY ANNA

$465,000

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

15941 D ALENE DR

TISH LIZA P

GLADSTONE JERRY

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

16289 MIRA VISTA LN

SMITH TAYLOR

OTROK THOMAS

$1,800,000 $720,000

13-JAN-16

02-JUN-05

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser


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ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

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SLOSBERG JAIMIE

EHLERS DAVID O INDIV TRUSTEE

$899,999

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

16370 VIA FONTANA

GASTWIRTH ELYSE

WELLS FARGO BANK NA TRUSTEE

$875,000

$720,100

25-FEB-14

NEWPORT BAY CLUB

6662 NEWPORT LAKE CIR

GE SHUPING

MCKENRY DAVID

$625,000

$188,000

25-FEB-15

PALM BEACH FARMS

1260 SW 17TH ST

ODEADY HEATHER

MCKEE JARI LEE

$405,000

$310,000

30-JUN-03

PALM BEACH FARMS

930 SW 17TH ST

HICKS ANN MARIE

KRAUSE GARRETT E

$535,000

$359,700

28-MAR-13

PALM BEACH FARMS

1899 ISABEL OESTE RD

TUNIS TRAVIS LEE

WILLIAMS SCOTT A

$567,500

$375,000

01-MAY-03

SATURNIA ISLES

15651 MESSINA ISLES CT

SADY ALLAN H

19650 BLACK LLC

$483,000

$393,800

13-JUL-15

SATURNIA ISLES

15606 MESSINA ISLES CT

SACHS RANDY

MAHER MICHAEL A

$772,000

$715,000

10-OCT-14

SEASONS OF BOCA RATON

3221 NW 61ST ST

FLAKS MICHELLE

FARINA JOSEPH L

SEASONS OF BOCA RATON

6434 NW 31ST WAY

RADNOR MARTIN

FOX DAVID H

$1,210,000

$1,255,000

27-MAY-05

THE ESTATES

2991 BANYAN RD

ONIGKEIT LUCIANE FRANCOIS

CARL KENNETH

$815,000

$720,000

30-APR-07

THE ESTATES

3093 BANYAN RD

WILSON NIKI CAPUTO

OBRIEN CAROLYN C

$560,000

TROPIC ISLE

941 DOGWOOD DR

FERRALL JOHN H

WALKER BECKY T

TROPIC ISLE

2923 SPANISH TRL

ALVAREZ BRIAN

COLANDREA ANTHONY

TUNISON PALMS

701 NW 7TH DR

ROMERO SEAN

HETZLER MARK M

$365,000

TUNISON PALMS

884 NW 6TH TER

SHVIMER SIGMUND DAVID

OLIVER JAMES C

$300,000

WATERSIDE

23433 WATER CIR

HUPPERT SHANNON PALACIOS

FERRON DOROTHY M

$348,028

WOODFIELD CC - VICTORIA ISLES

4290 NW 58TH LN

GOLDBERG AUDREY

RICATTO PASCAL J INDIV TRUSTEE

$215,000

WOODFIELD HUNT CLUB

3075 CANTERBURY DR

CULLEN WILLIAM M

JACK STEPHEN INDIV TRUSTEE

WOODFIELD HUNT CLUB

3740 CANTERBURY CT

AVIVI TOMER

KAFT HARTMUT

$875,000

30-JUL-15

10-JAN-02

21-OCT-15

$930,000

$90,000

01-AUG-84

$1,212,500

$1,125,000

16-MAY-11

$200,000

11-DEC-09

$225,000

01-DEC-93

$1,150,000

23-JUN-15

26-SEP-11

20-OCT-00

$665,000 $1,185,000

30-JUL-14

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser


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on’t be surprised if, one of these days, you pass a 30-foot mobile shower truck on the highway, complete with six selfcontained hygiene cubicles. It’s the cornerstone of Live Fresh, a new nonprofit determined to help the homeless in Palm Beach County. “The homeless population has the opportunity to wash and manage their personal hygiene, and that opens up possibilities for building self-esteem, gaining employment and exploring a brighter future,” says co-founder Chris Bentley. Bentley and friend Carlos Miller started Live Fresh (Fresh is an acronym for “Feeling Revitalized

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