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GUY 68 STAND-UP U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch Tackles Tough Issues Abroad While Remaining Firmly Rooted In Boca Raton

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OF ALL 78 NICK TRADES Multi-Talented Nick Loeb Takes On A Risky New Role: Hollywood Star

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BEARDS ARE BACK This Growing Trend Might Just Be Here To Stay

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elcome to our May Men’s Issue, which is all about the guys in our lives. Some might describe the home I, the sole female, share with my husband and teenage sons as a man cave. It’s a never-ending male-fest in my house, where I am (or at least try to be) queen of the household. You can imagine how well that’s working…. Nevertheless, I am accustomed to constant sports news and multiple games on TV, guy talk 24/7, roughhousing, endless dirty laundry, and heated business and political conversations – so the male mind is not foreign to me. Our cover story features best-selling author Brad Meltzer. My husband and I recently met Meltzer when he was the keynote speaker at JARC’s Night in Casablanca gala, which The Boca Raton Observer proudly sponsored. Coincidentally, the author and I attended the same high school and have many mutual friends. He’s a really nice guy – on paper and off. His first political thriller in three years, “The President’s Shadow,” will be released in June, and I was lucky to read a sneak preview of the book during a recent visit to D.C. (now I am completely hooked). Meltzer has also written an incredible collection of children’s books about people who have changed our world, from Albert Einstein to Amelia Earhart. I look forward to reading his other works and celebrating the South Florida resident when he is honored as Father of the Year by the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County at their annual Mother’s Day luncheon. Get to know Meltzer in “The Write Stuff ” (page 56). We introduce you to some other fascinating men as well. First, we take a look inside the life of U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. The Boca Raton congressman and family man has led an accomplished career while keeping his roots deeply planted in our community. Get acquainted with Deutch in “Stand-Up Guy” (page 68). Then we go one-on-one with businessman, philanthropist, reserve deputy sheriff, Hollywood actor and part-time Palm Beach County resident Nick Loeb in “Nick Of All Trades” (page 78). Next, learn about Roots Rock Revival, an immersive music experience by drummer Butch Trucks, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. We’re especially excited about this feature, “Beyond Band Camp” (page 62), because it was shot by talented photographer and South Floridian Michael Price, who happens to be co-founder of the camp with longtime pal Trucks. Also inside, we are hot on the hirsute pursuit exploring the current facial-hair trend in “Beards Are Back” (page 74). And although it’s our annual Men’s Issue, we would like to acknowledge all you wonderful moms out there and wish you a very happy Mother’s Day on May 10. Enjoy spending your day in a fabulous way with your families and loved ones – I know I will, even in my testosterone-filled world. It’s going to be a great, relaxing summer in Boca. As you prepare for it, enjoy the month of May, and let’s hear it for the boys….

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His designs are unique. Each product – be it jewelry, furniture or decor – is fashioned by hand, allowing “perfect imperfections.” That’s one of the reasons Michael Aram’s work is so desirable. He’s original, and he’s daring. The New York native has gained a solid reputation as being one of the finest designers of handmade accessories, featured in fine department stores throughout the country, including Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, as well as prestigious boutiques. In fact, we met him at Neiman Marcus during a recent visit to Boca Raton, and he gave us a glimpse into his meteoric rise to fame. Aram began his career as an artist painting oils and pastels in New York. In his mid-20s, in a rut, he decided to travel to India to visit friends. “I was struck by the artisans in New Delhi,” he recalls. “They worked with hot metal plates creating rare, exciting pieces for cooking vessels and decorative hardware using centuries’ old traditional methods. I began showing them my sketches to reproduce. I didn’t speak Hindi at

the time, so I gestured a lot!” After a while, Aram returned to New York where he showed his Indian-made wares to friends, who were equally enthused. Within six months, Neiman Marcus chose one of his pieces for the front cover of its “Christmas Book.” His career and reputation soared. After working with metals, Aram began designing ceramic pieces for home entertaining and decor before venturing into a furniture line. His latest fabulous jewelry line debuted last fall. “I definitely was inspired by nature,” he says. “My pieces are made to be both beautiful and functional – just like nature itself. “They are ideal for the Boca Raton woman who is very active and on-thego from morning until night. She can put on her jewelry in the morning to play golf and still be appropriately elegant in the evening.” His home collection reflects our changing lifestyle. “People entertain more casually today,” he says. “We’re not Martha Stewarts anymore! It doesn’t matter if you are serving wine and cheese or

even ordering food in, as long as your table setting is tasteful and appealing.” For many of us, gift giving can be intimidating, but Aram shares his secret. “Make it personal,” he suggests. “If you are giving a casserole dish, for example, fill it with something delicious. If you are gifting a bottle of wine, include a special wine coaster so that you will be remembered.” Although these days he’s spend-

ing more time in New York to be close to his 4-year-old twins, Aram says he’s spent 20 of the past 25 years in India creating new ideas. Not surprisingly, he learned that “Aram” in Hindi means “gently with peace, love and care.” He now plans to expand his furniture line to feature unique lighting. “I call it jewelry for the home: functional but absolutely gorgeous!” – Lynn Allison M AY 2 0 1 5

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TYCOON HOPES NEW FRAGRANCE TRUMPS THEM ALL Donald Trump’s back in the news. This time, the energetic entrepreneur is touting the smell of success. His latest venture? A partnership with Parlux Fragrances to launch Empire By Trump, a fragrance collection available exclusively at Macy’s. “When a man looks and feels his best he is automatically in a more powerful position. Empire is a fragrance that gives confidence and commands attention,” Trump told Eonline.com. “Because every man has his own empire to build.” The bold aroma is geared toward “the confident and determined man, the one who keeps going when it is tough. That’s how empires are built – with passion and perseverance.” And just what does success smell like? Bold d notes of peppermint, spicy chai and a hint of juicyy apple, melded with orange flower and jasmine and d blended with exotic tonka beans. “It’s the perfect accessory for the confidentt man determined to make his mark with passion,, perseverance and drive. For those who aspire too create their own empire through per-sonal achievement,, this dynamic scentt is both compelling and leaves a lasting impression,” notes the press release announcing the launch. Powerful stuff, indeed.

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TACKLING A NEW GAME As a former Miami Dolphins

HANG TEN: Surfer’s For Autism Co-Founder Don Ryan and singer/songwriter Buddy Sparrow

TUNING IN TO HELP KIDS WITH AUTISM Musician Buddy Sparrow is making

waves. In a good way. The Deerfield Beach-based singer/songwriter – along with musicians countrywide – recorded a CD to raise money and awareness for Surfers for Autism, a nonprofit group based in Boca that teaches children with special needs how to surf. The album, “Deerfield Cay,” contains the song “Freedom Ride,” directly inspired by Surfers for Autism, which held its inaugural event in Deerfield Beach in 2008. “‘Freedom Ride’ was written for surfers helping autistic children therapeutically by teaching them to ride a surfboard. I was so amazed to see these chil-

dren lose their symptoms while surfing that I had to write a song for the amazing parents, surfers and volunteers (who I call angels) making this possible,” Sparrow says about the 4-minute song. “Some of these kids haven’t spoken for years and come out of the water screaming and laughing. It’s an amazing and beautiful thing to witness.” The organization is “dedicated to the introduction of the sport of surfing to children with special needs. The therapeutic benefits of this activity to children and young adults within the autism spectrum cannot be put into words and must be experienced,” according to its website. For more information, visit surfersforautism.org.

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In Just Four Years, Retiree Arthur Adler Has Grown The Boca West Foundation Into A Charitable Heavy-HitterBY CHELSEA GREENWOOD ith an expansive professional résumé that includes executive roles with the New York Yankees and the New York Islanders – as well as operating travel, advertising and media production companies – you’d think Arthur Adler would look back on his prosperous career as the golden days. Yet the Boca Raton resident says those golden days actually occurred much more recently. “I found out that my life of the last four years is just as fulfilling – maybe the best four years I’ve ever had,” says Adler, 72. That’s due, in part, to the fact that Adler has served as the chairman of the Boca West Children’s Charitable Foundation, aka Boca West Foundation, since its inception in November 2010. The organization’s mission is “to identify and fund projects to assist children and their families in need in the Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County areas,” and it has since raised $3.2 million to benefit 19 local charities, totaling about 45,000 hours of volunteerism, according to Adler. The foundation’s signature fundraising events include the annual $100,000 Golf Challenge, which recently hosted 500 participants, and

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the annual Concert for the Children, which drew more than 1,400 attendees this year with headliner Jay Leno (last year’s was Diana Ross). In April, Adler accepted the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Men with Caring Hearts Luncheon for Florence Fuller Child Development Centers – albeit somewhat reluctantly.

A CARING HEART: Arthur Adler

It became painfully obvious there are an extraordinary number of children at risk in our own neighborhood.

“I’m just the face of the foundation. That’s not trying to be humble – I’m not very humble,” says Adler, originally from Westchester County, N.Y. “It’s what the foundation has been able to achieve in less than five years that they’re truly honoring.” But community members are quick to back up the credence of the award, including Ellyn Okrent, CEO of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers: “Arthur is a true example of a man with a caring spirit. His compassion for children and for making a difference is the reason he is receiving the [award].” Jay DiPietro, president and general manager of Boca West Country Club, echoes that sentiment: “Giving

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is part of his DNA. Due to his enthusiastic leadership, he has made a desire to help others truly a reality for those of us who live in Boca West.” Adler is pleasantly surprised by the rapid success of the foundation and his role in it, considering he retired in 2003 to travel; play golf; and spend time with his wife of 51 years, Shelly (whom Adler calls “my college sweetheart and only blind date”), and two children. But, as a board member at Boca West, where he has lived since 1991, Adler was approached by club leadership in 2010 to create a charitable foundation in response to resident demand. “Many of the people of Boca West who are charitable on their own felt

that if we came together as a group, we could make a bigger impact,” he says. “I did some research, and it became painfully obvious there are an extraordinary number of children at risk in our own neighborhood.” Adler assembled a board of directors, chartered the foundation, crafted a mission statement and set out to do things differently. Instead of donating money to charities’ general funds, the Boca West Foundation helps create specific projects in conjunction with the organizations, such as providing beds through The Giving Tree and keeping the JAFCO shelter open on weekends. “I want children to understand that there are people who want to make their lives better,” Adler says, “and that they can break out of a cycle of poverty and have a chance to do anything they truly want to do.” O


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Blake Lively Brings Enchanting Perspective To “The Age Of Adaline”BY BILL BOWEN hat dream of all dreams, eternal youth, provides the dramatic impetus for the romantic fantasy “The Age of Adaline,” alongside the prickly question of how to enjoy such a blessing when, all around, others are growing old. Blake Lively’s classic beauty is perfect for the role of Adaline Bowman, who becomes immortal after skidding off an icy San Francisco bridge in 1937. Her body immediately suffers hypothermia, her breathing stops, her heart rate slows and a lightning strike reverses the polarity of her brain cells. Or something like that. Director Lee Toland Krieger, who was lauded at Sundance for “The Vicious Kind” (2009) and had a minor hit with “Celeste & Jesse Forever” (2012), achieves a lush feel with this film. But it’s all so implausible that the screenplay by Fort Lauderdale native J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz calls for the reassuring voice of narrator Hugh Ross to explain it away as a phenomenon that won’t be discovered until 2035 (a soothing narrator helps when a story is degenerating into mumbo jumbo). Bowman, who has remained 29, shows no sign of aging for nearly eight decades, concealing her secret by using false identities and refusing to let herself fall in love, since “growing old together” is not possible. The difficulty is illustrated poignantly when her aged Cavalier King Charles Spaniel keels over, and she places his photo in a scrapbook alongside nine others she has outlived. Bowman conveys a sense of déjà vu as she gazes at old photos and sites around the city she’s lived in for a century, while her daughter (Ellen Burstyn) begins introducing herself as Bowman’s grandmother.

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from his youth – and worried that his son might repeat his mistake. It’s during this visit that Bowman’s house of cards begins to suffer tremors. But it is Lively, from a family of seven actors, including her parents, who comports herself and delivers dialogue that makes you believe. Yes, she could have grown up while San Francisco was recovering from the 1906 earthquake; lived through the Great War; been a teen during the Roaring Twenties; known the Depression, V-E Day, V-J Day, Korea, the Communist witchhunt, the flower children of Haight-Ashbury … It’s a little hard to believe such a beautiful woman hasn’t dallied in decades, but other than that, it’s all mostly believable. O RATED: PG-13 for a suggestive comment. TIME: 1 hour, 49 minutes

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THE GOOD WORD Must-Read Books For Today’s MenBY LINDA HAASE

Looking for an engrossing book to read? We’ve rounded up several, all written by male authors who have made a real name for themselves. Whether you’re captivated by sports, intrigued by power struggles, mesmerized by memoirs, passionate about politics or just want to delve into a good crime novel, you’ll find it here.

Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime Readers will easily relate to many of the memories the two shared – and there are bound to be a few tears shed along the way as Simon exposes his most intimate thoughts.

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By Scott Simon All moms should be as lucky as Scott Simon’s. The Emmy-winning NPR broadcaster’s tribute to his beloved parent is touching and endearing. The book, his sixth, is a compilation of the tweets – some humorous, others heartbreaking – he sent out while he kept his dying mother company in a cramped ICU room. “My mother was so funny and interesting. I wanted to share what she said,

to make people laugh and think,” he writes. Readers will easily relate to many of the memories the two shared – and there are bound to be a few tears shed along the way as Simon exposes his most intimate thoughts. “I love holding my mother’s hand. Haven’t held it like this since I was 9. Why did I stop? I thought it unmanly? What crap,” he writes. “I am getting a life’s lesson from grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?”


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Perfidia By James Ellroy

Scribe: My Life In Sports By Bob Ryan “I love sports and I want people to know it,” says the former Boston Globe sportswriter and columnist. That declaration will be obvious to anyone who picks up a copy of his 326-page memoir. Sports fans will enjoy the fascinating anecdotes; behind-the-scenes stories; and accounts of Bob Ryan’s experiences at the Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls, golf tournaments and other sports events. Although he’s penned many memorable columns over the years – along with being a popular guest on ESPN’s “Around The Horn” – the moniker “Scribe” was bestowed upon him while writing sports columns for his prep school paper. He was, he proudly claims, the only kid on his block who could recite the Infield Fly Rule. Whether it’s basketball, hockey, golf, football or any other sport,

Ryan can converse about it with expertise and passion. He tells readers: “I strongly suspect my last words will be, ‘Who won?’”

The Infernal By Mark Doten Warning: This novel, Mark Doten’s first, is not light reading. It delves into touchy topics like war, terror and torture. Set in the early years of the Iraq War, its main character is a severely burned boy who is interrogated and tormented in an effort to elicit a confession. The publisher, Graywolf Press, offers this description: “A fierce, searing response to the chaos of the war on terror – an utterly original and blackly comic debut.” A critic for The New York Times called it “the most audaciously imaginative political novel I’ve ever read.” There are, of course, plenty of twists and turns in the story – Do-

James Ellroy is a master at spinning a riveting crime fiction tale. And his latest is no exception. This 720-page thriller delves into World War II with all kinds of plots, subplots, murders and schemes.

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James Ellroy is a master at spinning a riveting crime fiction tale. And his latest is no exception. This 720page thriller delves into World War II with all kinds of plots, subplots, murders and schemes. Ellroy has an intimate – and tragic – knowledge of the horrific world of crime. His mother was murdered when he was a child – her body callously dumped on a California roadway. Her killer was never caught, and the impact of her death “unleashed a force that has propelled Ellroy’s work,” his website explains. “Ellroy channeled his anguish and transformed himself into an outsized public persona: an audacious, uncompromising, and unapologetic chronicler of humanity’s dark side.” The novelist, screenwriter, essayist

and memoirist garnered rave reviews with his newest read, including this one from The Seattle Times: “A great read. . . . ‘Perfidia’ is a murder mystery, a subversive historical novel, and a dark meditation on power, politics, race and justice.”

The End of Power By Moisés Naím Feel free to don that red power tie. But don’t think it will wield any clout. These days, power is passé. So says Moisés Naím, the award-winning columnist and former editorin-chief of Foreign Policy. His book explores the struggle between the world’s once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them. Naím draws on his own experience as an economic minister in his home country of Venezuela as he explores why being in charge isn’t what it used to be. “Power,” he explains, “is becoming more feeble, transient and constrained.” He wrote the book “to delineate the impact of the decay of power – and its impact on everyone from the 1 percent at the top to those who seek merely to make it through another day.” It has piqued the attention of many, including former President Bill Clinton, who noted: “It will change the way you read the news, the way you think about politics and the way you look at the world.” O


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COMIC RELIEF

Kevin Hart Brings Humor To American Airlines Arena BY LINDA HAASE

evin Hart is one funny guy. So it’s no surprise that the popular actor and comedian – and star of the recently released movie “Get Hard” – is back on tour. South Florida fans can share some laughs when he stops at the American Airlines Arena for three shows on May 9 (7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.) and on May 10 (7 p.m.). His multi-city What Now? tour proves how far Hart has come since he toiled as a salesman at a sneaker store while dreaming of a career in comedy. His debut during an amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club resonated with audiences, and he soon quit his day job to perform at clubs like Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

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Since then, he’s been in high demand, with “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” “Ride Along,” “About Last Night,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” his “Seriously Funny” DVD – and much more. Hart, known for his raw and unfiltered comedy, recently received the MTV Comedic Genius Award. MTV praised him for his “bold and irreverent comedic style that has captivated audiences from his movies and sitcoms, to stand-up specials, award show performances and in front of packed arenas of fans.” No wonder he’s so popular. “Over the past few years, actor and comedian Kevin Hart has become a full-fledged comedy force to be reck-

oned with,” notes Mtv.com. “Not only did he successfully cross over from stand-up comedian to one of Hollywood’s most sought after actors, but he has that rare ability to make the entire world laugh.” According to Forbes, Hart’s show is predicted to become the highest-grossing comedy tour in history. “Hart’s presence in today’s comedy circuit is unmatched,” it says, noting that Hart will become the first comic to ever perform at an NFL venue when he wraps his tour at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Aug. 30. O For more information, call 786-7771000 or visit aaarena.com.

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Vonda Shepard’s Soulful Singing Graces Coral Springs Center For The ArtsBY LINDA HAASE nyone who remembers the iconic “Ally McBeal” will recall Vonda Shepard, the sultry singer who provided a mesmerizing musical interlude to the popular TV series. The show put Shepard’s career into overdrive – and launched a whole new fan base. These days Shepard is working on a new album (her 14th) – with the help of Kickstarter funds. Tentatively dubbed “Rookie,” it marks 25 years since the release of her selftitled Warner Bros. debut. “We really should have vinyl for this album with an ‘A’ side and a ‘B’ side, as half of the songs I’ve written are these super-funky tunes, and the other half are ballads,” Shepard writes on her website. “I felt a need to go a little bit crazy on this album. I’m making sure I’ve got a few songs that really focus on the soulful groove element – not as a cliché, but in my own way. There are also a couple of really catchy, pure pop songs in the lineup, and I’m excited about them, because they’re going to be great to play live.” No doubt she’ll share some of her new tunes when she takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on May 15 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. She gives a nod to the tour: “Looking forward to coming to Florida in May,” she writes on her Facebook page. Shepard, who was born in New York City in 1963, returned to her roots last summer when she played the role of Martha in

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Randy Newman’s “Faust” at New York’s City Center. Although she enjoyed the comedic moments, the highlight was singing “Feels Like Home.” “I definitely knew how to do that: sing a song that has that much feeling. I remember how powerful it felt, and what a relief it was, after the bigger, showier numbers with acting and dancing … it really did feel like home,” she writes on her website. O For more information, call 954-344-5999 or visit coralspringscenterforthearts.com.


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THE WIDE (AND WILD) WORLD OF SPORTS

Catch ESPN’s Chris Berman At Broward Center For The Performing Arts BY LINDA HAASE hris “Boomer” Berman’s distinct gravelly, booming voice makes him all the more memorable. But even without that voice, the longtime ESPN sports commentator commands a presence. Like when the 59-year-old transforms into his alter ego, “The Swami,” when making predictions on “NFL Countdown.” There’s no word about the predictions he might make when he visits Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on May 20. But event organizers promise an inspiring and entertaining performance at the event, dubbed “Thirty Years at ESPN: How a startup-runout-of-a-trailer became the biggest media behemoth on the planet.”

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Sports.” In 1976, he joined ESPN as an anchor of the 3 a.m. edition of “SportsCenter” – later serving as a host, anchor and commenta-

tor on programs including “NFL Countdown,” “NFL Sundays” and “Baseball Tonight.” He’s made quite an impact: The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named him National Sportscaster of the Year six times – in 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 2001 – and he, along with programs he’s hosted, have won several Emmys and CableACE Awards. Even non-sports fans may be familiar with him – he’s made guest appearances (as himself ) on numerous television shows, including “Arli$$” “Spin City” and “Coach.” O For more information, call 954-4620222 or visit browardcenter.org.

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PARTY LIKE IT’S 1969

John Fogerty Steps Back In Time With Tour Of CCR TunesBY LINDA HAASE ohn Fogerty remembers 1969 like it was yesterday. That was the year his band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, put out three nowclassic albums (“Bayou County,” “Green River” and “Willy and the Poor Boys”). He’ll be reviving tunes from the good old days when he was CCR’s lead singer/songwriter and guitarist during his 1969 Tour – which stops at Coral Sky Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. on May 17. Clearly, the folks at the amphitheater are psyched by his upcoming appearance. “His vocals modernized rockabilly songs, building on his classic guitar riffs. John Fogerty is a true Hall of Famer – one of the greatest rock & rollers to ever play the game – and has been considered one of our greatest American singer-songwriters. Come and join him for this one incredible night,” Coral Sky’s website says. As a songwriter, he’s penned many classics, including “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Born On the Bayou” and “Who’ll Stop The

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I LOVE YOU, MAN Why Bromances Can Make The World Go ’RoundBY EMILY J. MINOR

n the Hollywood world, we’ve seen a few relationships – dare we say, “bromances” – that have really made us stop and think: Wow. Talk about the chemistry between these two guys! Take George Clooney and Brad Pitt. They’re adorable together, right? Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio. Seth Rogen and James Franco. These guys aren’t just great when they’re paired on the screen. There seems to be something else, something that takes their friendship – and, perhaps, even their acting when they’re performing together – to another level. They’re fun to watch on talk shows and red carpets, with all their back-slapping and storytelling and trash-talking. It’s a bond many of us envy. And, our experts claim, these kinds of friendships are pretty much essential if men want to go through life healthy and happy. “A bromance is a relationship with someone who’s much like yourself, as opposed to a romance with somebody who’s not like you at all,” says Dr. Hugh R. Leavell, a longtime Palm Beach Gardens therapist. “A bromance is all about fun.” And who doesn’t like fun? Yet, Boca Raton psychologist Dr. Doug Schooler says he sees plenty of men in his office who are missing this link. But before he gets into any of that, he needs to make this one point: “Bromance? Are you kidding me? A guy would never call it that,” he says. The term, he says, is too mushy. No matter what they’re called, these relationships can sometimes be fraught with complicating emotions. Maybe your friendship started in high school, and your peers thought the camaraderie between two adolescent men was more romantic than it was. They thought you were gay, and they let you know it. Maybe your wife or girlfriend is annoyed that you’re always talking about your buddy. “Jim this and Jim that.” Maybe she doesn’t like how happy you seem after a night out with him.

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A bromance is a relationship with someone who’s much like yourself, as opposed to a romance with somebody who’s not like you at all. – Dr. Hugh R. Leavell, Palm Beach Gardens therapist

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Or maybe you yourself are a tad worried because this person means so much to you and that you love him so much. Take a breath. Men – just like women – need this connection, writes Dr. Geoffrey Greif, a professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work, who took to the national speaking circuit after writing the book “Buddy System, Understanding Male Friendships.” Men’s friendships are different, he says, but no less important than the ones forged by women. It’s just that men do things “shoulder to shoulder,” Greif says, and women nurture their friendships more “face to face.” Makes sense, right? Greif, who published his research on male friendships five years ago and continues using clinical studies to expand his work, began his research – using his grad students as his researchers – to figure out the missing links and help men forge more fulfilled lives. In the study, Greif had his stu46

dents interview 386 men and 122 women. The statistics, he says, were put into a database, which “told us a lot about men’s lives.”

There’s a different connection man-to-man as opposed to womanto-woman. I see a lot of guys in my practice who don’t have this in their lives, and they really suffer.

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“Men have a hard time being honest with themselves, but eventually when you talk to a guy for long enough, he usually comes out with some truths,” Greif says in a video posted on his website. Greif eventually placed the male friendships into four categories – and they rhyme. Must. Trust. Rust. Just. And here’s how he breaks

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them down: ➤ The “MUST” friendships are the ones guys can’t live without. This is the person you call first, always, when you have news to share or are in a bind. ➤ The “TRUST” friendships are right behind the “must” ones but are perhaps a little more loosey-goosey. You don’t see this person all the time, but you do share the really big news. ➤ The “RUST” friendships. These are the old childhood, high school or college buddies. Time can pass without any contact, but there is still a deep connection. ➤ The “JUST” category is just what it says: just friends. Really, you’re just acquaintances, and the bond isn’t much deeper than that.

Schooler, the Boca Raton therapist, says male friendships are essential in healthy men, and they always have been. And here’s the fascinating part that makes total sense. Men, even today’s men, still do have caveman tendencies, Schooler says. And he’s not kidding.

“These are your fellow warriors,” says Schooler about guys hanging together. “[In the Stone Age], you were fighting together against the animals or the opposing tribe while the women were back in the huts doing what they do.” The similarities remain, even today. Of course, today’s “warriors” might bond – and compete – through a round of golf; or a comparison of a recent work bonus; or at the local sports bar, trying to “out-trivia” each other with baseball stats during the game. But it’s still based on competition and performance, he says. “There’s a different connection man-to-man as opposed to womanto-woman,” says Schooler, who says many men pine for these kinds of close relationships. “I see a lot of guys in my practice who don’t have this in their lives, and they really suffer.” Until, perhaps with luck, timing and a willingness to change, they find a guy made just for them. No strings attached. O


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PROTESTING PARENTHOOD Dolce And Gabbana’s Anti-Gay Adoption Stance Sparks Anger, ConfusionBY DIANNA SMITH hen Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana recently condemned in vitro fertilization and vehemently voiced their opposition against gay adoptions via the Italian magazine Panorama, singer Elton John called for a boycott of the designers’ products. Other famous celebs, like talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, followed suit. But a boycott won’t help answer the question on many of our minds: Why would these two famous men – both openly gay – even say such things? It’s comparable to someone of Jewish faith making anti-Semitic comments. And that just doesn’t make sense. According to research collected in 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau, 48,496 same-sex couples live in Florida, and many are proud parents who have made South Florida their family home. In some cases, their children were either adopted or born via surrogate, and hearing someone, especially a celebrity, say that their type of family isn’t valid is understandably offensive. “It is personal in the sense that you’re throwing daggers at my family, or you’re devaluing my family,” says Paul Michaels*, a South Florida resident who is in a samesex marriage and is raising children. “At the same time, I’m looking at it from a broader perspective. Anyone who tries to get on a soapbox and preach negativity … are they trying to get media attention or look for their 15 minutes of fame?”

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But fame is something Dolce and Gabbana have had for years. Their Italian luxury fashion-house started in 1985 and has reached revenues of more than $633 million, and they’ve dressed many style icons, including Madonna (who condemned them for their remarks, urging them, “Think before you speak.”). Earlier in their relationship, way before same-sex marriages were recognized, the two men lived together openly as lovers but eventually split up.

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So why would they bash other homosexuals? It’s completely ridiculous, Michaels says. “I’m happy that people like Elton John and others who have media exposure are speaking out against it, but I wish someone would be able to get them to speak candidly and say, ‘What is this really about?’” he says.

Pamela Goffman, a licensed clinical psychologist in Delray Beach, says that people who judge others’ actions usually do it out of fear. “People always get freaked out with differences. If you walk down the street and see a disabled person, a lot of [people’s fears] would be triggered,” Goffman says. “We live in a healthy sense of denial that’s very dysfunctional when it comes to

*Paul Michaels is an alias name, which we have chosen to use out of respect of privacy for the source involved.


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discrimination. We think we can’t have a gay son or daughter, that we can’t develop an addiction, that our gender preferences may not change over time. But it can. … Because we have our own issues, we have to judge other people, so we look for things that are different.” Michaels met his husband more than 20 years ago, and last year, they traveled to New York to offi-

said, “You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog.” The two men later tried to retract the statements, with Gabbana saying, “We talked about our way of seeing reality, but it was never our intention to judge other people’s choices … we do believe in

I don’t believe there is a traditional family these days. Family is a special bond that is created between a child and their caregiver and support system.

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cially tie the knot because same-sex marriage wasn’t yet legal in Florida. They knew they wanted to have a family, so they looked into adoption and surrogacy and opted for gestational surrogacy, which is when a woman is implanted with an embryo created by in vitro fertilization and she carries the baby for the couple. In the Panorama interview, Dolce 50

freedom and love.” Rachel Needle, a licensed clinical psychologist at the Whole Health Psychological Center in West Palm Beach, has worked with many different types of couples who have used surrogacy, in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination as a means to have children. The process can take months and sometimes years

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to complete successfully, which is why it’s no wonder that, even though they tried to do damage control, Dolce and Gabbana’s words remain so hurtful. “They do not consider their child any different, just as they wouldn’t if they chose adoption,” she says of her clients. “It is, therefore, quite upsetting when people refer to their child, who is a living and breathing human, being conceived the same way as all children with the fertilization of an egg and a sperm, as synthetic.” And as far as traditional families go – meaning children who are born to a married heterosexual couple – that isn’t so common anymore. According to the Pew Research Center, only 46 percent of kids today live in what used to be thought of as a traditional family. There are now same-sex couples who marry and have children, and there are heterosexual couples who choose to have children but not to marry. Single parents are

common nowadays, as are divorced parents who remarry, which means children live with step-parents. And other children aren’t raised by their parents at all, but by grandparents, aunts and uncles. “I don’t believe there is a traditional family these days,” Needle says. “Family is a special bond that is created between a child and their caregiver and support system.” And it is definitely something that everyone deserves, if that’s what they want for their lives. In Michaels’ case, parenting is a blessing. And he tries his best to look past harsh judgments from people like Dolce and Gabbana and, instead, works hard to support those he knows in same-sex relationships who want to welcome children into their families. He encourages couples to do research, discuss the options and, most importantly, to always remember “that being gay should not be the reason to hold you back from doing it,” he says. O


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PAMPERING IN THE PROMISED LAND

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Makes A Majestic AdditionBY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE t isn’t every day that Israel opens a new chapter in its hospitality history. But the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is that rare hotel beginning a new story of luxury in The Promised Land. The 10-story Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem combines meticulous resto-

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tination, began welcoming guests in January 2014. The location of the elegant hotel couldn’t be better for visitors who want an ideal base from which to explore the extraordinary beauty of Jerusalem. You’ll find the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem on the site of the former Palace Hotel, previously one of Jerusalem’s most renowned properties, which last checked in guests in 1935. It is ideally situated within walking distance of the walls of the Old City and the famous Jaffa Gate; adjoins Jerusalem’s upscale shopping center, Mamilla Mall; and overlooks Independence Park. Jerusalem has a rich history dat-

ing back thousands of years, which can be appreciated by strolling through its winding streets and ancient alleys. Experience the bustling atmosphere of the markets selling Middle Eastern food, textiles and jewelry. Sample such treats as kebobs, falafel and hummus from the multicolored market stalls as you marvel at the ancient architecture surrounding you. Greet a spectacular sunset with drinks and dinner on a rooftop terrace after a day of shopping the designer boutiques at Alrov Mamilla Avenue. When you return to the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, the grand entry and lofty atrium promenade


life  destinations will be welcoming sights, with the atrium’s retractable glass ceiling flooding the hotel with natural light throughout the day. Complemented by arched windows, this open-air architectural style creates the atmosphere of a Jerusalem city street. Drawing on the rich heritage of Waldorf Astoria, a towering, iconic clock takes center stage in the atrium.

Blending Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture, the hotel’s design concept is a mixture of cultures, creating a fascinating space beyond the hotel’s beautifully preserved 80-year-old façade. Blending Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture, the hotel’s design concept is a mixture of cultures, creating a fascinating space within the hotel’s beautifully preserved 80-year-old façade. Even the intricate staircase is a work of art, as is artist Jeremy Langford’s stunning “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” hanging glass artwork. The Waldorf Astoria touch continues in the 226 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, all of which offer unparalleled comfort and the finest amenities, including a private wet bar, espresso coffee machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi and movies. Bathrooms are spacious and equipped with heated Italian marble floors, mirror-embedded TVs, soaking bathtubs and sit-down shower stalls. Air-conditioning, a dimmable lighting system and a 46-inch LED HDTV can be con54

trolled with a single touch on guests’ personal tablets. For true relaxation, book the 2,045-square-foot Palace Suite. This oasis on the eighth floor features a private balcony, a separate living area with a 10-person dining table, a kitchenette with a service entrance and a Waldorf Astoria signature bed. Dining and lounge options are exceptional as well, including a gourmet breakfast buffet that rivals offerings in the best of restaurants. Don’t miss lunch and dinner either at The Palace Restaurant or the Balcony Bar, which serve innovative and exquisitely balanced Mediterranean-style cuisine, among other culinary delights.

contact For more information, call 800-WALDORF or visit waldorfastoria.com.

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At every meal, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes that feature an abundance of locally sourced ingredients, including the finest olive oil from the surrounding olive groves and fresh, fragrant lemons from the citrus orchards of the Hebron Hills. The chic King’s Court Lounge Bar is not to be missed for those who appreciate a sophisticated selection of fine wine, champagne and boutiquebrand cocktails. For anyone planning an exotic meeting or celebration – like a bar or bat mitzvah in Israel – consider the property’s top-quality, state-of-theart meeting rooms and 800-person pillar-free ballroom. From arrival to departure, you’ll not only feel embraced by the hotel’s

inspirational environment and multilingual staff but also welcomed by “True Waldorf Service.” Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem’s personal concierges ensure that each guest receives attentive service before, during and after his or her stay. And the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem will have even more amenities in the future. A boutique spa, scheduled to open next year, will offer guests the opportunity to relax and unwind with an array of treatments, along with access to two indoor lap pools, two gyms and two wet and dry saunas. Currently, the property is offering The Best of Waldorf Astoria Experience, which provides guests with $50 in hotel rewards for every night of their stay. O


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It might sound a little cheesy, he admits, but once, 16 years ago, when this creative, determined man was feeling defeated in the writing world, he went to his mom, Teri Meltzer, for advice. She kindly said, “I’d love you if you were a garbage man.” Nothing against garbage men, Meltzer stresses, but it was the meaning behind those words that rang true – that he would always be amazing in her eyes, with or without lavish book deals and television appearances. “To this day, before I write, I sit there and say those words to myself, just soaking in my mother’s love,” says Meltzer, 45, whose mother passed away from breast cancer in 2008. And that love has been enough to encourage him through a fruitful career chalked with novels that

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have hav ha ve topped The New York Times best-sellers list, as well as a myriad other ventures, like writing for comic books and television. He even has hosted a couple of popular television shows – “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History” on the H2 channel and “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History channel. The Fort Lauderdale resident is a devoted husband and father of three children; an active philanthropist; and a popular event speaker, with his quick wit, interesting prose and personable demeanor

in high demand. If you haven’t figured it out just yet, Meltzer is the kind of guy who likes to have a lot of irons in the fire. Meltzer is currently juggling a sea of media interviews because his new book, “The President’s Shadow,” is scheduled to hit bookshelves in June. How he manages to balance all of his work endeavors with family time and volunteering likely boggles those who know him, but somehow Meltzer pulls it off with ease.

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He says he writes books and hosts historical television shows because he wants to show people what they are capable of. “I believe ordinary people change the world,” he says. “What I do is tell stories that inspire people.” But Meltzer is pretty inspiring himself.

He and his family lived in New York prior to their move to South Florida in 1983, when Meltzer was 13 years old. His father, Stu Meltzer, had lost his job and, at the age of 40, decided to start over in Florida. So Meltzer, his sister and his parents headed south and crammed into a one-bedroom apartment they shared with Meltzer’s grandmother until they could save enough money for a place of their own. Neither parent had a job. “They had to take us on job interviews,” he says. “We would have to pretend not to know my dad and my mom because they didn’t want anyone to know they were taking their kids to a 58

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job interview. I remember sitting in a Wendy’s restaurant, watching my dad being interviewed. I remember thinking that my life is being decided on the opposite side of a fast food restaurant.” Meltzer’s father got a job selling insurance, and his mother began working at a furniture store in Boca Raton. The family moved into their own place, and suddenly their future began to look bright and sunny. Florida quickly became their new home, while New York became a distant memory. Meltzer talks about Florida like it’s a person, someone who welcomed him with open arms and helped him grow into the man he has become today. “Florida,” Meltzer says, “was very good to us.” Meltzer attended North Miami Beach Senior High School, and up until then, he had always figured he’d get some kind of job after high school and not bother to go to college. But at this school, he became friends with kids who cared about things like universities and SATs. And they changed the way Meltzer viewed things. (Among his peers was Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg who Meltzer befriended senior year.)

School. (Cori was a pretty, popular cheerleader. He was the new kid in town.) That was 30 years ago, Cori says, finding it hard to believe that much time has passed. Not long after meeting, Meltzer asked Cori to the junior high prom, and the rest, as they say, is history. After high school, Meltzer went to the University of Michigan, and Cori headed to Harvard University. After earning his law degree from Columbia Law School, Meltzer decided to dedicate his evenings to writing political thriller novels. And soon after, he dedicated himself to Cori, marrying her in Boca Raton 20 years ago. Writing has always been a part of Meltzer’s life, but he didn’t realize he had a special knack for it until he was in ninth grade. His ninth grade English teacher, Sheila Spicer, made him work hard to hone his craft. Years later, after his first successful novel, “The Tenth Justice,” Meltzer visited Spicer, gave her a copy of the book and told her how much she inspired him. She cried, he says, because she didn’t think she was making much of a difference anymore – so she had planned to retire. Because of Meltzer’s visit, she lasted another 13 years.

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I believe ordinary “ people change the world. “These were my high school friends,” he says. “I got exposed to a brand new world.” School didn’t just help him carve out a plan for himself, but it also led him to his wife, Cori Flam Meltzer. The couple met at Highland Oaks Junior High

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convince someone to find a new path, Meltzer took a different attitude. “I was young and stubborn, and I said, ‘If they don’t like that book, I’ll write another,’” he says. So he did. That second book – “The Tenth Justice” – jumpstarted Meltzer’s career, earning him the title of New York Times best-selling author. And today, this guy who was rejected 24 times is known as one of “Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors” (2014), according to the Hollywood Reporter. Many of Meltzer’s books focus on politics, history and suspense, and though most are fiction, there are bits of truth sprinkled throughout. He spends a great amount of time focusing on historical research and interviewing top government agencies, historians and even past presidents. Meltzer has earned the admiration of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, who have both written him fan letters. Bush and Meltzer ended up becoming close friends, and he has helped Meltzer with some of his novels, such as “The Fifth Assassin” and “The President’s Shadow,” Meltzer’s latest, focusing on the death of a young national archivist’s father who served in the Plankholders, a U.S. Navy special unit. Bush has been pretty forthcoming when it comes to the White House, even emailing Meltzer a secret note that he left Clinton in the Oval Office. Bush hadn’t even given it to past biographers. “No one had seen it before,” Meltzer says. “For whatever reason, he said, ‘I trust you with this.’” “The President’s Shadow” reveals some interesting his-

torical truths, like the fact that former President Ronald Reagan sometimes carried a gun throughout his entire presidency and that four of the co-conspirators who killed former President Abraham Lincoln were secretly imprisoned on a hidden island in the Florida Keys. Meltzer got to see it. “I promise you, you don’t even know it exists,” he says. “It’s just incredible.” You’d think that being a successful novelist would be enough for Meltzer, but that’s just part of what he does for a living. He’s honored to have cowritten the swearing-in oath for AmeriCorps (Eli Segal, former AmeriCorps CEO, was a mentor to Meltzer), and Meltzer was recruited by the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm about different ways that terrorists might attack the U.S. He is also the proud author of a series of children’s books that focuses on he-

comic books, having been honored to contribute to “Superman/Batman #26,” which was a tribute book dedicated to Sam Loeb – the son of award-winning comic book writer Jeph Loeb – who died of cancer in 2005 at age 17. Meltzer also wrote 13 issues of the monthly Justice

torney. “If I have questions, I’ll just ask him when we’re sitting on the sofa. It’s a surreal experience.” Meltzer says he films most of the shows right here in South Florida because he told producers that he’d be glad to take the gig but that he didn’t

FAMILY TIME: Meltzer with his two sons and daughter

He’s the dad who volunteers to coach his sons’ sports teams... and the father who makes sure to attend every dance competition his daughter is in... “That’s my job,” he says of being a hands-on father. roes like Amelia Earhart, Jackie Robinson and Helen Keller. Meltzer wrote them, he says, because he didn’t want his two sons and daughter growing up thinking that reality television stars and loud-mouthed athletes are heroes. “I tell my kids all the time that being famous is very different from being a hero,” he says. The next book in the series, which is expected to be published this summer, is “I Am Lucille Ball.” Meltzer has even written

his free time building Legos with his kids, proud of recently completing a set from the Lego Star Wars collection that resulted in the impressive Imperial Star Destroyer. “That’s my job,” he says of being a hands-on father. He also dedicates himself

League of America series, which earned him a 2008 Eisner Award, the comic book equivalent of an Oscar. And if you haven’t read his novels or comic books, then perhaps you’ve seen Meltzer’s face on the H2 channel, where viewers can watch him investigate conspiracy theories or search for America’s lost treasure. Cori says she watches each and every show with her husband by her side. “It’s actually really fun,” says Cori, who is also an at-

want to be far from his family. He appreciates his wife and his children, just as he does his work, and he likes to be around them as much as possible. He’s the dad who volunteers to coach his sons’ sports teams even if he knows absolutely nothing about the game, and he’s the father who makes sure to attend every dance competition his daughter is in, even though she has admitted to him that every now and then he’s a little embarrassing. Meltzer likes to spend

to Sharsheret, a nonprofit organization that helps Jewish women in South Florida fight breast cancer. He does it in honor of his late mother. Meltzer is the Father of the Year honoree this month at the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County annual Mother’s Day luncheon. Meltzer is the real deal. He’s a guy who can brush shoulders with former presidents and meet with the Secret Service one moment and then get down on the floor to build Legos with his kids the next. Meltzer knows he’s living a good life, and he sums it up in a single word – one he uses to describe himself often. “Lucky,” he says. O

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BEYOND Band Camp BY LINDA MARX

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ROOTS ROCK REVIVAL BY DRUMMER BUTCH TRUCKS JAMS OUT IN THE CATSKILLS

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Last summer, 70 students attended the five-day Roots Rock Revival experience created by drummer Claude Hudson “Butch” Trucks, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.


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MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER: (From above) the house band, from left, Luther Dickinson, Butch Trucks, Bill Evans, Craig Keil, Oteil Burbridge and Cody Dickinson; Trucks in teaching mode; Burbridge jams out

“This mixed bag of a travel and music education camp is a great way to spend one week in summer,” Trucks says. “It offers an intimate look at the Southern blues rock movement; The Allman Brothers Band, which began performing in 1969; and the overall music that forms the foundation of rock ’n’ roll.” Sound good? The surroundings are even better. Full Moon Resort, located on 100 pristine acres, comprises rolling meadows, forests and streams – plus a restored 1930s roadhouse as a performance space. During Roots Rock Revival, the resort is home to a variety of master classes, jam sessions, open rehearsals and revealing question-and-answer periods. 64

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So, whether you’re a music fan, a professional or amateur musician, or just a curious traveler seeking something different, one week of honing your craft, enjoying live music, learning the history of rock and interacting with top talent is a unique alternative

up throughout the year.” Trucks says the music camp, which is located in Big Indian, about a half hour west of Woodstock and other scenic tourist areas, has offered him a chance to return what the music fans have given him

Whether you’re a music fan, a professional or amateur musician, or just a curious traveler seeking something different, one week of honing your craft, enjoying live music, learning the history of rock and interacting with top talent is a unique alternative to your typical summer vacation. to your typical summer vacation. “We call it ‘beyond backstage’ because participants can sit at a table and talk to Butch and others and ask them questions about an old concert ... or just hang out,” explains Michael Price, 59, a South Florida photographer who co-founded Roots Rock Revival with longtime pal Trucks. “We make friendships here and keep

during his nearly 50-year career: entertainment, education and the chance to revel in rock. “This revival was my idea, but it was Mike Price who got the ball rolling,” says Trucks, 67, who now divides his time between a nearly 300-year-old country house in southeast France and a new condo in West Palm Beach. “It is so good to pass


along to others what I have learned over the years. And I have to admit, it’s great to see teenagers hanging onto my every word!” (Yes, the rocker loves to talk!) Participants range from ages 1070. Each has the chance to interact with Trucks and five other megatalent instructors: Grammy Awardwinning bass guitarist Oteil Burbridge; horn player Bill Evans, who worked with Miles Davis; keyboardist Craig Keil; and North Mississippi Allstars band member brothers Luther Dickinson (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, keyboards and electric washboard). This summer’s camp – Aug. 1721 – is even more significant because The Allman Brothers performed their last concert together as a band on Oct. 28 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. During 45 years as a band (which was in its 15th version when they called it quits), The Allman Brothers played gigs at the Beacon regularly. According to The New York Times, that totals 230 concerts since 1989. While The Allman Brothers may do a benefit or an odd special in coming years, their days as a band are over. So for Trucks, who doesn’t like to sit idle, giving back to the fans who have supported him is a stellar idea. He thanks them for the memories and entertains them with his knowledge and talent. Such a musical menu makes participants, who are thrilled to jam with the masters, love him even more. Take, for example, music-loving West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Grey Tesh, who stumbled upon the Roots Rock Revival website and felt the opportunity to work with Trucks would be a dream come true. He signed up in 2013 for the inaugural year, went back last summer and plans to go again this August. “The camp taught me to listen better and also has given me a heightened awareness of listening in general,” says Tesh, 43, a singer and guitar player in local bands Grooveline and Bravatto. “Plus, I am inspired by these music legends and enjoy meeting like-minded people from around the world.”

Special Guests Tesh and other campers recently had the opportunity to hear some special speakers, too: Bert Holman, who managed The Allman Brothers Band for many years, talked about breaking into the music business. “This was so cool,” says Tesh. “I love sharing my love for music with these stars.” Another day, the speaker was Galadrielle Allman, daughter of the late Duane Allman, guitarist, co-founder

HANDS-ON LEARNING: (From top) Dickinson talks guitar; camper Grey Tesh takes the mic alongside other players; Evans feels the magic

and leader of The Allman Brothers Band, who died in 1971 at age 24 after a motorcycle accident. She spoke about her dad and shared information from her 2014 book, Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman. “We all learned things we didn’t know,” says Price. “It is especially interesting to those of us who think we have heard it all. Galadrielle was great when discussing her memoir.” M AY 2 0 1 5

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No Ordinary Schedule Since the music revival is akin to a camp, most days are planned out. There is no downtime unless desired. Those who opt for outdoor activities can swim in the Olympic-sized pool, play volleyball and frisbee, or just chill in the breathtaking landscape. A normal day for music campers begins with breakfast from 8:3010 a.m., prepared by a gourmet chef. It typically includes a variety of gluten-free offerings, fresh local produce and pastries. The first set of music classes commences at 10:30 a.m. and lasts for two hours,

THE RIGHT NOTES: (Clockwise from above) camper Brandon Niederauer with Bill Evans; the house band playing at the roadhouse; filet mignon for dinner; (Opposite page) last year’s campers and instructors

followed by a full-blown lunch of wraps, fresh salads and more. “At meals, everyone sits with instructors,” explains Price. “Each participant is placed at a different table so he or she can interact with a variety of teachers. Lots of questions and answers help everyone learn and expand their talents.” After lunch, there are two more

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music classes, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and from 4-6:30 p.m. Trucks likes to show old Allman Brothers films and never tires of answering questions about the good old days. (He also likes to discuss philosophy, politics and literature.) Plus, there are seminars about music, high-tech equipment and other areas of related interest. “No one leaves this camp without a load more knowledge of music,” says Price. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with choices of filet mignon, ribs and lobster tails, followed by homemade desserts, like the famous Butch Trucks chocolate cake. (“Yes, we all gained weight!” laughs Price.)

Roadhouse Revelry By 8:30 p.m., everyone is stuffed, satisfied and ready to rock. This time of day becomes epic in every sense – unbridled, unpredictable and unforgettable – because the nightly roadhouse session begins. Being ensconced in a vintage roadhouse with booths, a bar and a


performance space with modern lighting in changing colors is the thrill of a lifetime for many campers. The six instructors jam together for about 90 minutes, and campers get the chance to participate with the band. (It’s a rotation system, so campers play music with their idols in turn.) “I was going crazy, and seeing the response and interest from the campers just made me wilder,” says Trucks. “We all loved it. It was insane – every single night of whooping it up.” There are also non-participants at the camp who attend meals and nightly concerts but don’t get involved in the daytime classes. After the sessions, campers go to different venues on the Full Moon campus to jam for the rest of the night. Equipment is set up all around the grounds so they can perform with each other in different groupings. Although the older guys turn in earlier, some of the younger members jam as late as 4 a.m. “There is no mandatory lightsout time like we may remember from our own experiences at summer camp,” says Price. Trucks says: “We cut loose and have a blast. We are a good tired by the end of the week. I love it and feel like it’s a party with education attached.”

Rising Talent Brandon Niederauer agrees. The pre-teen guitar prodigy from Dix Hills,, Long Island, N.Y., signed up for thee camp last summer and says that Roots Rock Revival “changed [his] life.” When Niederauer later appeared as a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” he raved to her about the experience of Roots Rock Revival and even played a few bars of the classic Allman Brothers song “Jessica.” “There is no place like this camp,” says Price. “We have it all: the environment, the mindset of the campers and the combination of instructors. They are all in sync. And the energy is amazing.” O

dent gift and book stores, and enjoy conversations with erstwhile hippie residents over coffee and cocoa. Just west of nearby Palenville in Haines Falls is a picture-perfect area that early American writers and painters named the “most beautiful spot in the world”: Kaaterskill Clove, a verdant mountain ravine covered with dense

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U.S. REP. TED DEUTCH TACKLES TOUGH ISSUES ABROAD WHILE REMAINING FIRMLY ROOTED IN BOCA RATON

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heodore “Ted” Deutch has accomplished so many things as a congressman in Washington, D.C., that he could fill a textbook with what he’s done to make a difference in the world. There’s his fight to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, his sponsored legislation to raise wages for low-income Americans, the tenacity he shows to improve benefits for all retirees and the battle he undertook to ensure that 24 veterans who died in past wars were finally honored with much-deserved Medals of Honor. These are obviously proud moments for Deutch, but he reminds us that they shouldn’t overshadow what he and his staff do right here in Boca Raton.

lives,” says Deutch, who turns 49 on May 7. “That’s really gratifying work, and we don’t talk about it much.” They track down tax refunds and help with Social Security benefit issues, topics that may not sound exciting but can dramatically impact people’s lives. When it comes down to it, what’s most important to Deutch is the area he serves in Florida’s 21st district, which includes communities throughout western Palm Beach County and Broward County and, of course, his family. Deutch admits

that if it weren’t for his understanding wife of 23 years, Jill, and their three children, he wouldn’t be able to do his job so well. “One thing that is clear to me: I couldn’t make the kind of commitment to it that I do if my family weren’t supportive,” he says. And it’s a good thing they stand behind him, because Deutch, who is serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, is gone for FAMILY TIES: Gabby, Serena, Jill, Ted and Cole Deutch

the better part of each week working in Washington, D.C., while Jill stays behind and works as director of development at Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach. It’s not unusual for Deutch to catch last-minute flights back to his west Boca Raton home so he can catch the last few minutes of a birthday party or school event. With his son now in high school and his twin daughters in college, Deutch’s children are used to the crazy schedules and constant texts and phone calls from Dad when he’s away. But when they were younger

“ONE THING THAT IS CLEAR TO ME, I COULDN’T MAKE THE KIND OF COMMITMENT TO MY JOB THAT I DO IF MY FAMILY WEREN’T SUPPORTIVE.” “I have an amazing team who spends every day trying to help people get through some difficult issues that they sometimes face in their M AY 2 0 1 5

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and would ask for him, Jill would explain that they needed to share their father with the world. “He has a lot of good ideas and needs to fix things that are wrong,” she would tell them. And that ability is exactly what got him where he is today.

THE “SUPERMAN” FACTOR It’s a few days before Easter when we speak with him, but Deutch is still raving about his St. Patrick’s Day experience, which included shaving his head for charity. He was one of about 50 people at Delray Beach’s Old School Square who volunteered to go bald to raise money for child-

hood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – and the first member of Congress to do so. Instead of talking about his bold new look, Deutch speaks about how much of an honor it was to take part in an event supporting a cause near and dear to his heart. “We were able to raise $120,000,” he says proudly. “I spend a lot of time in Congress focused on generating dollars for cancer research that can lead to treatments and cures.” It’s just one of many issues that Deutch immerses himself in daily. Since 2013, he’s been the ranking democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, where

he helps protect national security and battles against Iran’s nuclear weapons program, one of his top issues since his days in the Florida Senate. Recently, leaders in D.C. tentatively agreed on a framework nuclear agreement with Iran, but Deutch has since announced that he’s skeptical because of Iran’s “deceptive history and ongoing destabilizing and dangerous activities,” he says. Matthew C. Levin, a longtime friend of Deutch’s and president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, describes Deutch as a fiercely outspoken opponent against Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons. “He is one of America’s foremost advocates of keeping

the ayatollahs’ feet to the fire in their pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Levin says. “He understands the danger posed from a nuclear Iran not only to Israel and the Middle East but to all peace-loving countries worldwide.” Deutch writes on his website, “There is no greater danger to the security of America, Israel, and our allies than a nuclear-armed Iran.” Levin says Deutch is also a strong supporter of the Jewish community and believes in empowering the proIsrael community. “He’s a deeply committed Jew and is really one of the great champions of Israel in the United States Congress,” Levin says. “He spends literally every day of his life thinking about how to better his community.” He calls Deutch “Superman,” saying Deutch tries to do whatever he can to help anyone he can. He’s

“I GET TO TRY AND BE A VOICE FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE A VOICE. I GET TO STAND UP FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE AND MAKE SURE WE DO WHAT WE CAN FOR PEOPLE TO BETTER THEMSELVES.” known as a fierce protector of veterans and senior citizens, making sure they are treated fairly and with respect and receive services they need and deserve. “He’s a model for anyone who strives to go out and serve the people,” Levin says. “He ought to be what anyone else aspires to. I really love the guy.” Being a voice for others is something Deutch has done since he was a high school kid in Bethlehem, Pa., when his father would tell him: “When there is an opportunity to DIFFERENT WORLDS: (Clockwise from top) Deutch became the first member of Congress to shave his head at the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser; Deutch leading a press conference in Congress; Deutch at July 4th Delray Beach event

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“HE’S A DEEPLY COMMITTED JEW AND IS REALLY ONE OF THE GREAT CHAMPIONS OF ISRAEL IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS. HE SPENDS LITERALLY EVERY DAY OF HIS LIFE THINKING ABOUT HOW TO BETTER HIS COMMUNITY.” – Matthew C. Levin, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

Deutch remembered his father’s advice as he went off to college at the University of Michigan, where he loved being involved in political life on campus. After graduating, he went to the University of Michigan Law School, where he met Jill. “I grew to love the other things, but if you want to know the first thing [that attracted her to him]: He was cute,” Jill says with a laugh. Jill got involved in politics as well, and the couple eventually ended up in Washington, D.C., where Deutch worked as a commercial real estate attorney. They later moved to Cleveland, near Jill’s family, and assumed they’d be in Ohio for the rest of their lives. Then Deutch learned about a job opening at a law firm in Boca Raton. 72

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do something for others and for your country, then you should try to do it.” Deutch is the youngest son of Jean and the late Bernard Deutch, a World War II veteran whose service at the Battle of the Bulge earned him a Purple Heart. His father didn’t live long enough to see his son as a congressman. His mother, who still lives in Pennsylvania, recently celebrated her 91st birthday. “I think my dad would not have been surprised in the least [about his congressional seat]. It definitely is a regret I have that my dad never got to see this,” he says, adding that his mother “sometimes still can’t believe that her son is a congressman, but we send her newspaper clippings just to remind her.”


Photo by Carlos Aristizabal Deutch and Levin photo by Debra Schenker Deutch and Oren photo by Jeffrey Tholl

He nailed the interview and, in 1997, made his way to South Florida with his family in tow, quickly finding himself involved in the local Jewish Federation and the proIsrael community. And, of course, it came as no surprise to his wife when Deutch began volunteering for local political campaigns. Deutch had flirted with the idea of running for a seat of his own but had always brushed the thought aside – until a seat opened up in the Florida Senate in 2006. Deutch decided to go for it and took the “nothing ventured, nothing gained approach,” he said, and it worked. Deutch was elected senator of the 30th district. Three years later, Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler announced he was retiring to head a Middle East think tank, and Deutch decided that he wanted to take Wexler’s place in the 19th congressional district seat. He won the race and became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, later winning the 21st congressional seat in 2012 after redistricting; he was re-elected in 2014. Deutch is one of those fortunate people who managed to turn his hobby into a full-time job. “My interest in politics is just a different outlet for the work I was already doing in the community,” he says. “I get to try and be a voice for people who might not otherwise feel like they have a voice. I get to stand up for everyday people and make sure we do what we can for people to better themselves.”

FAMILY TIES AND VEGGIE TALES Though politics is his first love, Deutch has several other interests – but like many other fathers and husbands, he doesn’t have much time for such pursuits. When the stars align and he does have a free few hours, he likes to head to the beach with his family. Deutch also likes to play tennis and watch college football, and he hopes to catch some Miami Marlins games this season. “I spend enough time away from Florida to know how fortunate we

are to live in Florida,” he says. Deutch is also an avid vegan. A couple years ago, he stumbled across “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, and it made Deutch think more about what he was eating. “I realized that in Washington, because of the crazy schedule we keep, you can either give no thought to what you eat and just grab food while you can, which usually means a big handful of cheese cubes at a reception, or you can be more deliberate about what you eat,” he says. “I decided to give it a try.” The results were dramatic: Deutch felt healthier and more energetic. Though he didn’t eat a lot of meat

LOCAL POLITICO: (Clockwise from top) Deutch at Boca Raton’s Baker Sponder Gallery; Deutch with Former Ambassador Michael Oren; Deutch with Jewish Federation’s Matthew C. Levin at the new prayer and retreat space on the Federation campus

before, he eliminated all meat and now consumes fruit, vegetables and soy products. He special orders food at social events, which isn’t a big deal nowadays, he says, because so many people are vegetarian or vegan. In case you’re wondering, he hasn’t converted his family just yet. His 19-year-old twins, Gabby and Serena, are in college. Gabby attends Yale University, and Serena is at Vanderbilt University. And his son, Cole, is a 15-year-old at Spanish River Community High School. Deutch says that his children have made him work harder. “As a father, I’m reminded every day how and why we need to be so

mindful of the impact of what we do on the future,” he says. “For me, it’s very personal.” He tries to teach his children about his job as much as he can. They’ve been to more political rallies than they can count, says his wife, and they basically have had the greatest civic lesson possible, thanks to their father. “Our kids understand the importance of service,” Jill says. “He has dedicated his life to the public good, and they have seen that.” They’ve also had the opportunity to do some incredible things – like visit the White House and meet President Barack Obama.

There are definitely perks to having a respected politician as a father. But there are also some lows. Since Deutch is a public servant, people say whatever they want about him, and sometimes his critics have harsh words for the congressman, which is why the couple teaches their children that not everything everyone says is true. But those who know Deutch – whether it’s through politics, friendships or even meeting him on St. Patrick’s Day when he shaved his head for charity – likely realize that he is simply someone who wants to do some good in this world. And they are grateful to his family for sharing him. O M AY 2 0 1 5

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ing in Fort Lauderdale. Both have long sported facial hair of some sort. Barrios, who dons a Bandholz-style beard, says he has always worn some sort of facial hair and ultimately just decided to grow it out. He tames his mane with argan oil and Moroccan Oil products and uses Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap to wash it. So how does his beard fare in Florida’s hot weather? “Summer in South Florida can be hell on a beard like mine,” Barrios says, “but when you’re this cool – you don’t mind a little heat.” De Vito, on the other hand, wears subtle stubble and considers it a rite of passage. “I’d always wanted to grow a beard, and I finally did when my wife was pregnant with our first daughter. It reminded me of old pictures I’d seen of my father when I was an infant. Four years later, I maintain it as a personal symbol of independence and maturity.” De Vito’s spouse, Melanie, loves it, “If it were up to his family, the beard would have been gone long ago. But personally, I love it – the same way I loved how he picked me up in a topless Jeep on our first date.” Beards are also making suave appearances on the red carpet: Think Ryan Gosling, David Beckham, George Clooney and Brad Pitt with their genteel stubbles. Lori Depp, celebrity men’s grooming expert and president of Serendeppity in Los Angeles, says, “Facial hair can definitely up the charisma factor – for me, it’s like a little bit of bad boy mixed with a college professor.”

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Beat it, Ernest Hemingway. Eat your heart out, Abe Lincoln. Bearded flamboyance is no longer the province of old-timers and fictional characters – instead, flowing facial hair has become all the rage for the 21st century male. Today’s hirsute faces are being touted as signs of rebellion, worldliness, maturity and effortless cool. But donning a beard may not be just a fleeting trend anymore. There seems to be some universal appeal to the classic crumb catcher, and it might truly be here to stay. Let’s keep in mind that beards were cool before hipsters, metrosexuals and (now) lumbersexuals adopted the look. The good old beard extends back into ancient history (here’s looking at you, Socrates); in fact, the beard has evolutionary roots, and it’s referenced in one of Charles Darwin’s works. Modern thinkers are taking his theory even further and suggesting that women find men with beards more attractive. In a recent study (commissioned by the University of Australia) involving 154 different species of 74

primates, research found that males were sporting whiskers and other such “badges” to boost their sex appeal and get an edge over the competition. Apparently, the more flamboyant the badge, the better. This goes a long way in explaining why the beard has gained so much traction and why it’s becoming such a mainstay on the men’s grooming landscape. There’s also a cultural plot twist at play, and it’s the shattering of the traditional ZZ Top or mutton chop beard stereotype. Eric Bandholz, founder of Beardbrand.com, dubs the modern-day bearded man as an “urban beardsman.” He says, “An urban beardsman is a man that doesn’t fit the traditional stereotype of beardsmen. Typically the first thought of a guy with a beard is a biker, an outdoorsman or a hippie – which thousands of men don’t identify with. Urban beardsmen are normal, regular guys who choose to wear a beard. They are involved in the community, are supportive family members and dads, and are pillars in the workplace.”

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Bandholz says more and more workplaces, including Disney, are having a shift in attitude and are becoming more liberal about employees sporting facial hair – especially the less traditional and more creative work places.

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Facial hair can definitely up the charisma factor – for me, it’s like a little bit of bad boy mixed with a college professor.

‹‹ Lori Depp, celebrity men’s grooming expert The modern beardsman has many choices when it comes to style, including the ever-popular Five O’clock Shadow, The Fuzzy Stubble, The Van Dyke (mustache plus goatee), The Goatee and more. Eddie Altaweel, senior stylist at McAllister Spa in Miami Beach, walked us through some popular looks, including The Five O’clock Shadow, The Perfect Fade and The Natural Neck and Trimmed Cheek. The Five O’clock Shadow, Altaweel says, “adds a certain rugged manliness to any look (and women love it); [it’s] great for slimming the lower half of the face and highlighting cheekbones.” The Perfect Fade, he adds, is ideal for “defining cheek bones while maintaining the full-groomed effect, á la Ryan Gosling.” Alternately, The Natural Neck and Trimmed Cheek style enhances a square jawline. “Just remove any hair above the cheekbones and trim everything below

help change a man’s overall facial appearance and boost self-confidence. “A beard can be used to enhance facial structure, contour and anatomy to project manliness,” says Dr. Scott Farber, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Boca Raton. “A man can use a beard to improve areas that may make [him] self-conscious.” Dr. Farber himself has sported a beard several times in his life and says it has now become a fun “fashion accessory.” It can be worn in many ways, he says, but Dr. Farber prefers sporting a full beard and not just a goatee, soul patch or stubble. “Go big or go home” is his credo. “A beard can provide angles and contour to an otherwise round face, and it can hide scars on the face from previous surgeries or acne,” he says. “A beard can help you look more distinguished.” When sporting your beard for a formal occasion, Dr. Farber recommends meticulous care. In fact, beard manicuring (see “Mane Manicuring”) is becoming a cottage industry as more and more men join the cult. Grooming kits, oils, trimmers and other beardcentric paraphernalia have quickly sprouted in retail and online shop-

once a week,” Altaweel says. “A natural neck keeps the style from feeling too ‘primped.’” The machismo afforded by a beard might be taken down a notch when one considers the extensive grooming regimen required to maintain it. However, just like makeup can be used to transform the face, beards can 76

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ping environments. Also, industry reports show a decline in shaving product sales by popular razor brands. Antonio Costa, premier face designer for Giorgio Armani Beauty, says that a beard grooming regimen is an absolute must, no matter how much hair is involved. Costa has had his beard for 10 years and views it as an extension of his creativity and self-expression. “For me, an elegantly dressed man sporting a well manicured beard exudes confidence and masculinity,” he says. “I take great care of my beard. I use a special shampoo to clean my beard and also apply conditioner. I often dress my beard with special beard oils.” But the manicuring goes beyond mere treatment products, Costa says: “It is very important to contour the beard to the hairline of your face. I trim and manicure my beard so it looks symmetric and proportionate, and this should be done on a regular basis.”

post product reviews, learn about competitions and more. Laurent Cohen, a Boca Raton resident and owner of Beardilizer, says: “We love working with social communities, and the beard community is the real deal: If two bearded men cross paths, they will nod their heads in a sign of acknowledgement.” Some men are even elevating the humble beard to an art form: Garey Faulkner, for example, makes bearded art out of his lengthy beard, such as replicas of team logos and huge, looping handlebars. “I like to create amazing standout ideas with my beard and looks that Garey Faulkner

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For those looking not to tame their tresses but to grow them, there are dietary supplements, such as the Beardilizer multivitamin formula, that may help sprout a healthy crop of facial hair. Beard growth lubes and sprays are also available, including products by Rogaine. Social causes and communities like Movember and No Shave November have further added to the facial hair craze, as well as beard competitions across the nation and the world that offer an interactive forum to unite bros with beards. There are apps for bearded folk, too, including Philips, Duck Dynasty Beard Booth, Beardify and Beardsapp. The latter enables the bearded community to interact,

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will capture people’s memories for life,” he says. “I maintain my beard with oils, creams and accurate man-grooming.” He says his significant other initially wasn’t thrilled with his wild beard, but she’s coming around. Anthony Fontes has an interesting take on his beard. He literally brands it through his art project, Branded Beards. “I choose a company, brand or product I like and recreate the logo or image of the product with my facial hair,” Fontes says. He has replicated logos by Nike (creating the “SwooshBeard”), The Chive, Under Armour and Go Daddy, to name a few. A winner of several championships, Fontes has a modest moniker for his mutton chops: “The Wings of Destiny.” Call it a passion, a pastime or a passing fad. One thing is for sure: The beard is having its moment of glory. O

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Multi-Talented Nick Loeb Takes On A Risky New Role: Hollywood Star

he phrase “Renaissance man” was coined to describe a person who, according to MerriamWebster, “has wide interests and is expert in several areas.” It’s one that seems to fit actor, entrepreneur, political activist, environmental advocate, social fixture and reserve deputy sheriff (yes, you read that right) Nick Loeb to a T. Born into a prominent family – his father, John, was the United States ambassador to Denmark and a United Nations delegate, and his uncle was billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr. – Loeb could have easily rested on the laurels of his relatives. But that was never his plan. “My family gave me my drive,” explains Loeb. “They worked hard to achieve what they have. I wasn’t about to slide on that.” Raised in New York, Loeb got out of his comfort zone by attending Tulane University in New Orleans. His college years were “one of the best experiences of my life,” he says. After earning his degree in management and finance, he headed to Los Angeles.

“Acting was a passion of mine,” the 39-year-old says. “I love the art of storytelling.” The first person to cast him was none other than legendary director Mike Nichols. “I got a job as a production assistant on ‘Primary Colors,’” Loeb recalls. “Mike knew I wanted to act, so he put me in the movie. I was in it for about half a second.” Over the next several years, he produced and appeared in several more films, including the 2000 in-

me to grow in LA as a Republican.” This led him to Delray Beach in 2003. “When I came to Florida, I really didn’t know where I wanted to live, but I had a vision of a small town on a beach that had a nice family feel,” he says. He married Swedish model Anna Pettersson, and the couple settled in Lake Ida. “It was perfect,” Loeb says. “It was diverse but also had a great community feel to it.”

My family gave me my drive. They worked hard to achieve what they have. I wasn’t about to slide on that.

die hit “The Smokers.” His priorities drastically shifted after 9/11. “It made me want to give back,” he says. “So I joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve officer.” He also became involved in politics; however, as he points out, “there wasn’t much opportunity for

Over the next five years, Loeb worked for Lehman Brothers, which was founded by his paternal grandmother’s family, and he started an environmental company, Carbon Solutions America. He also focused on his political aspirations. After holding several posts, hosting charity events and sitting on boards for the Broward M AY 2 0 1 5

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spite their breakup, Loeb maintains that it’s within his rights to bring the embryos to term. “This is not just about saving lives,” he recently wrote in a New York Times op-ed. “It is also about being pro-parent.” Now, it’s his turn in front of the cameras again. In a return to his acting roots, Loeb co-stars in the upcoming action movie “Extraction” with Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz and Gina Carano. “I went in and auditioned and got the part. I play a guy named Vin who owns a garage.” Without giving too much away, he confirms Vin’s a bad guy who ends up coming face-to-

in March, the company will unveil Jalapeno Crunch and Fried Green Tomatoes Crunch this summer. Although he and Vergara parted ways in 2014, Loeb states: “I wish her only the best.” Yet the split has been complicated. Loeb recently filed a legal complaint to prevent the destruction or indefinite freezing of two frozen female embryos the couple created while together. De-

face with Lutz’s character. He’s landed three more films, including a Western drama, “Sundown.” “It’s been fun,” he states, “but it’s not full-time, so I can still run my business.” And when he’s not running his condiment brand and starring in movies? He’s volunteering as a reserve deputy sheriff. Once a month, he returns to his college town of New Orleans and patrols Plaquemines Parish – which was decimated by Hurricane Katrina when the storm made landfall there – as part of the narcotics division. “It’s a little scary,” he admits. “But I have an amazing partner.” And while work takes him all over the country, he still considers his Lake Ida house home. Single for the time being, Loeb is showing no signs of slowing down. “I love life, and I love being able to do a lot of different things,” he says. “Why would I?” O

HIS WORLD’S A STAGE: (Clockwise from above) Loeb geared up as a reserve deputy sheriff in Louisiana; Loeb with Kellan Lutz and Gina Carano on the set of “Extraction”; Loeb with Gov. Chris Christie at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

County Crime Commission, Florida School Choice Fund, Palm Beach International Film Festival, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and YMCA Scholarship Committee, Loeb decided to run for the Palm Beach-Broward County state senate legislative seat. Halfway through the campaign, however, his marriage fell apart. He dropped out of the race and took it upon himself to repay his donors out of his own savings. These days, he’s still in the political game, raising money for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s PAC. After separating from his wife, Loeb traveled to LA to visit friends. It was during that trip he met actress Sofia Vergara. The two struck a high-profile romance that was 80

breathlessly covered by the tabloids. “For the next five years,” says Loeb, “I lived on an airplane.” Vergara’s “Modern Family” schedule kept her on the West Coast, where Loeb would spend four to five months of the year. “The summers I would be in New York, and the rest back in Florida,” he says. In 2011, while dating the Em-

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my-nominated star, Loeb took on a new role of his own: condiment mogul. He founded Loeb’s Crunch, the company that produces Onion Crunch. “I lived in Denmark for several years as a child,” Loeb says. “In Copenhagen, they’d put these battered crunchy onions on hot dogs. And then I married a Swedish woman, so as an adult, I went back a lot. Every time I’d visit, I’d bring some home with me and serve it at barbecues. Everyone was like, ‘You need to bring that here.’” After launching Pickle Crunch


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EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS Board Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery

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lbert Dabbah, M.D., knows that patients of all ages

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HELP FOR HAIR LOSS Alan J. Bauman, M.D., Uses State-Of-The-Art Techniques To Preserve A Youthful Appearance medications, as well as nutritional recommendations.

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individual hair follicles from

M.D. with “Cor et Manus” Award, New York Medical College

plant thousands of hair follicles

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WORLD-CLASS FERTILITY CARE

BOCA FERTILITY

Boca Fertility Offers Unparalleled Expertise And Advanced IVF Technology In A Spa-Like Setting

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Moshe R. Peress, M.D. reproductive medicine and IVF. “We have been helping families grow since 1982 and are proud to have been the first IVF center in Palm Beach County

Fertility Specialist and Reproductive Endocrinologist

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to accomplish a successful pregnancy and delivery of a baby conceived through IVF in 1987,” says Dr. Peress. “We invest in the latest laboratory, diagnostic and treatment technology, and do everything we can to help patients achieve their dreams.” The new Boca Fertility center is designed for comfort and relaxation, and the highly trained doctors and nursing staff provide 24/7 support. Boca Fertility accepts insurance

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ith a new state-of-the-art facility, Boca Fertility

offers world-class fertility care in a comfortable and convenient spa-like setting which includes complimentary

We want all our patients to know they are receiving world-class fertility care when they come to Boca Fertility and we are going to do everything in our power to help them have a baby.

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bies into the world,” says Moshe

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r. Glenn M. Charles enjoys teaching physicians

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medical and psychological technologies to find a better way to help our patients heal,”

Psychiatry Eating Disorders Depression

Dr. Rodriguez says. The Delray Center incorporates psychotherapy, psycho-

Anxiety Addictions

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therapy to help patients achieve full clinical responses in even the most challenging cases. Dr. Rodriguez was born and

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required inpatient hospital care.

in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

At the Delray Center for

Dr. Rodriguez explains: “Our

(DBT) and eating disorder

Healing, Raul J. Rodriguez, M.D.,

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mind and the body in a private

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It’s very important to us to deliver everything a patient needs and wants, so that every experience they have with us is positive.

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techniques. Dr. Ganc is also at the forefront of treating TMJ (temporomandibular, or jaw) disorder. “TMJ disorder can be quite uncomfortable.” he says. “Using TMJ NextGeneration™, I am

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat / ENT) Sinus Allergy

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now able to treat TMJ pain without affecting your bite or speech.” These FDA-cleared devices fit in your ear canals, without affecting your hearing. Patients can wear them all day, and they are practically invisible. Dr. Ganc has been chosen to be principal investigator in several clinical trials. He has lectured at national physician con-

Board-Certified: Otolaryngology —Head and Neck Surgery Assistant Professor at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University University of Pennsylvania: Undergraduate Baylor College of Medicine: Medical School

ferences on various topics and

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Ear, Nose and Throat Associates

certified Ivy League-trained

who uses Image Guidance

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otolaryngologist at Ear, Nose

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practice is unique in South

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venience of his patients. “We

sinusitis, sinus headaches, sinus

When needed, he removes pol-

are committed to excellence in

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hen it comes to sports

W

treats children, high school and

replacements and reverse

medicine, no one knows

college athletes, adult “week-

shoulder replacements, as well

the score like Howard J. Gelb,

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paedic surgeon whose practice focuses on arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and elbow. “It takes specialized training and years of experience, not just an MRI scan, to assess

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medicine. He has been in prac-

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tice in South Florida since 1995.

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who enjoys running, weight train-

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cancer, which is generally

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

JONATHAN LEVY, M.D. HOLY CROSS ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE SPECIALTIES

Cross Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship.

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

“We do the full spectrum— from simple to complex fractures, various forms of shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff tears of all shapes and sizes,” says Dr. Levy. Dr. Levy does more than 200

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shoulder replacements a year, which puts him in the top echelon in the country. To put this into perspective, a busy shoulder surgeon typically performs 30-40 shoulder replacements a year.

University of Miami Orthopedic Residency Fellowship: Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Florida Orthopedic Institute

“It’s clearly shown that improved outcomes and avoidance of

J

onathan Levy, M.D., chief of orthopedic surgery at the

Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute in Fort Lauderdale, recently received one of the most

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prestigious honors available to shoulder and elbow surgeons:

“I am committed to cutting-

complications are directly

He was elected into Active

edge research and evidence-

related to how often you do

Membership in the exclusive

based orthopedics, as this is

the procedure,” he says.

American Shoulder and Elbow

what helps me consistently

Surgeons Society.

improve patient outcomes,”

research, academic achieve-

Nationally known for his ex-

With his long history of clinical

says Dr. Levy, who has had 11

ment, and national and interna-

pertise in treating elbow and

peer-reviewed journal articles

tional lectures, Dr. Levy provides

shoulder injuries, Dr. Levy is

since 2013.

his patients with the leading-

bringing the latest technologies

As a testimony to his commit-

edge orthopedic expertise that

in orthopedic surgery to South

ment to innovation, Dr. Levy

has made Holy Cross Hospital a

Florida. After championing the

has played a critical role in the

tertiary referral center for

study that validated the tech-

design of an updated version

shoulder and elbow problems.

nology, he now routinely utilizes

of the reverse shoulder replace-

the 3-D Match Point System to

ment. He travels around the

should not feel compelled to

virtually plan complex shoulder

country educating surgeons on

travel for surgical opinions,” says

replacement surgeries—creat-

how to perform complex

Dr. Levy. “Some of the best

ing a 3D printout of the surgical

shoulder surgery, and serves

orthopedic care in the country

plan used during the procedure.

as program director for the Holy

is available right here.”

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In his holistic diagnostic and treatment process, Dr. Dalvi

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

uses the Unified Parkinson’s

Member, International Parkinson Study Group

which looks at all aspects of

Member, American Academy of Neurology

and impairment from Parkin-

University of Poona Medical School

provides the most information

University of Cincinnati— Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

and therefore complete details

Columbia University— Movement Disorders

es of the disease.

Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), the patient to monitor disability son’s Disease. This approach about a patient’s condition, about all of the symptoms that need to be treated at all stagIn the treatment process, Dr. Dalvi works as part of an interdis-

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n the effort to fight the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s

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When the patient is treated in a holistic manner, the result is a better quality of life. That is my ultimate goal.

Institute is a leader. Board certi-

fied in Neurology and with a

”However it is a much more

ciplinary team of medical profes-

Fellowship in Parkinson’s Dis-

complex disease. Parkinson’s

sionals to consistently provide

ease from Columbia University,

often affects balance, the

continuing therapies that give

NY, he approaches the disease

sense of smell and memory, as

patients the best results. The

from a holistic perspective—

well as causes depression.”

team includes neurosurgeons, as

taking care to diagnose and treat all of its symptoms.

About 1 million people in the

DBS surgery can sometimes miti-

U.S. have Parkinson’s Disease,

gate tremor and other symp-

“When we think of Parkin-

with 1 percent of the nation’s

toms, and reduce the patient’s

son’s, we generally think only

population over the age of 60

need for medication.

of the tremors and shaking

diagnosed with it, Dr. Dalvi

associated with the disease,”

says. Symptoms of the progres-

in a holistic manner, the result is

says Dr. Dalvi, a long-time spe-

sive disease of the nervous

a better quality of life,” Dr. Dalvi

cialist in Parkinson’s Disease.

system include tremor, rigidity,

says. “That is my ultimate goal.”

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medical institutions in plastic and reconstructive surgery for the face, breast, body and

n every aspect of cosmetic

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noplasty (aesthetic nose sur-

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cosmetic procedures.

Steven Schuster, M.D., the

tra, along with other fillers in-

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founder of Schuster Plastic

cluding the use of patients’

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I

Surgery in Boca Raton. “We look carefully at the individual needs of each patient to determine the best approach,” says Dr. Schuster, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been practicing here for

Dr. Schuster. “We are constantly skills to offer our patients the kind of care that will enhance their appearance for many A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Schus-

own fat, are often used to re-

ter serves on the faculty of the

duce the appearance of fine

Division of Plastic Surgery at the

achieve the best outcome.

lines and wrinkles. All fillers are

prestigious University of Miami’s

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administered only by Dr. Schus-

Miller School of Medicine. “I am

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ter or Daniel Kovacs, M.D., and

trusted by other doctors to

surgeons to handle their most

not by staff members.

care not only for their patients

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says. “I regard this as the high-

vides a wide range of proce-

construction after mastecto-

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dures that include body con-

mies,” says Dr. Kovacs, who

plastic surgeon can receive.”

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improving our knowledge and

cuss the options and develop

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I am trusted by other doctors to care not only for their patients but for their families as well.

more than 27 years. “We dis-

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HIGH TEA Mother’s Day Event At Flagler Museum A Rich Blend ooking for a special treat for Mother’s Day? We’ve got something that just might be your cup of tea. Literally. It’s the Flagler Museum’s annual Mother’s Day Tea – a rich blend of elegance, history, lunch – and, of course, tea. The National Historic Landmark’s Café des BeauxArts will serve up a heaping helping of refined elegance from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 9 and noon to 3 p.m. May 10. And they’ll be pouring the select Whitehall Special Tea Blend – a combination of full-flavored black

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piece Whitehall Collection china set is a unique blend of classical motifs and cool tropical colors that captures the essence of Palm Beach.” Guests will also learn about the history of tea while savoring seven different types of tea sandwiches, scones and sweets. Selections include Egg Salad With Curried Mayonnaise, Cucumber, Chives & Herbed Cream Cheese, Swiss Cheese & Turkey with Strawberry Mayonnaise, Chicken Salad with Apples & Raisins and Old-

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NO NEED TO FISH FOR COMPLIMENTS WITH THESE SUMPTUOUS SEAFOOD DISHES BBC “MasterChef” winner and restaurateur Mat Follas has a love of all things seafood. His latest cookbook, titled simply, “Fish,” offers tips and step-by-step instructions for preparing and cooking these delicacies from the sea. The 80 inspired dishes – featuring tilapia, scallops, clams, flounder and more – are prepared simply yet emerge with flair. It’s easy to embrace his motto: “fun, delicious and not at all pretentious.” We predict there are several you’ll want to tackle.

PRAWN DOGS WITH SEAFOOD KETCHUP How can any dish called Prawn Dogs not be fun? Use a soft finger roll to make a tasty alternative to the usual sausage-in-a-bun hot dog. I love using a dry rub of spices for food cooked on the barbecue, but do adjust the spiciness to suit your own taste (this is a fairly mild heat). Use

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the largest prawns you can find and use the heads and shells to make the ketchup base. I’ve written the recipe allowing for two rolls each; in my experience it’s impossible to only eat one! (Makes 8) INGREDIENTS 16 extra-large/colossal prawns/shrimp, heads and shells on

8 white finger rolls, cut in half and spread with mayonnaise, to serve Dried onions, to serve DRY RUB INGREDIENTS 2 tsp. ground dried onion powder 1 tsp. ground dried garlic powder 1 tsp. smoked paprika ½ tsp. cayenne powder ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. ground white pepper


SEAFOOD KETCHUP INGREDIENTS Vegetable oil, for frying 1 brown onion, peeled and diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes 4 cups canned chopped tomatoes 2 tsp. celery salt 2 tsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar ½ tsp. xanthan gum, to thicken (optional) Vegetable oil, for frying INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare the prawns/shrimp in advance by removing the heads and shells and trimming out the waste line. You can refrigerate the prepared prawns/shrimp for up to 48 hours. Make the seafood ketchup well in advance so it has time to cool. Place the heads and shells of the prawns/ shrimp in a hot dry pan set over a medium heat and cook until they start to catch and brown, add a splash of oil and the onion and stir to quickly cook the onion. Next add the garlic and hot red pepper flakes and continue to cook for about 30 seconds, continuously stirring so the garlic doesn’t burn. Add the canned tomatoes with the remaining ketchup ingredients except for the xanthan gum, reduce the heat and keep at a low simmer for about 15 minutes. Blend the mixture to a purée using a handheld electric blender and pass through a fine mesh strainer set over a pitcher to remove any lumps and shell fragments. If the resulting sauce is at all watery add the xanthan gum, return to a low simmer and blend to fully combine it into the sauce. Xanthan gum can be found in the baking aisle in most supermarkets and is used as a thickening agent – it is far better than cornstarch in my opinion. Put all of the dry rub ingredients in an extra-large, sealable sandwich bag. Add the prawns/shrimp to the bag with the dry rub mixture, seal and shake to coat well. Place the prawns/shrimp over a scorching hot dry pan over a high heat or on a barbecue and cook for about 1 minute on each side, until they have colored through. Put 2 cooked prawns in each roll, cover with a generous dollop of ketchup and sprinkle with dried onions before serving.

SCALLOP CHOWDER If there’s one dish that set me on my way to winning “MasterChef” this was it, a seafood chowder served in a bread bowl really set the scene for my type of cooking; fun, delicious and not at all pretentious. This is inspired by a chowder in a bread bowl I had over 20 years ago on Pier 39 in San Francisco and, like all great meals, it’s never been forgotten. This version uses scallops, but you can use mussels or other shellfish as a substitute. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 16 scallops (or 7 ounces scallop meat) 2 leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced 3 potatoes, peeled and diced

2 brown onions, peeled and finely chopped 7 oz. monkfish tail, trimmed and diced into bite-sized pieces 1¾ pints shellfish stock, preferably made with scallop frills 1 small bunch of fresh chives 4 small round loaves of soda or sourdough bread (optional) INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare the scallops by slicing the meat into 1⁄4-inch thick discs. Put the vegetables into a pan of boiling water and cook until the potatoes are cooked through. Drain, reserving the liquid and set aside half of the vegetables. Pour the stock over the remaining vegetables in the pan and blend to a thick sauce using a handheld electric blender. Add a little of the vegetable

cooking water if needed, to achieve a consistency of heavy cream. Bring this base to a low simmer and season to taste. In a hot, dry non-stick skillet set over a high heat, quickly cook the monkfish pieces for no more than 30 seconds. Add the monkfish and remaining vegetables to the blended sauce and bring to a low simmer. Add the sliced scallops, stir to combine and serve with a sprinkle of finely chopped chives over the top. Tip: To serve the chowder in a bread bowl, cut a cup-sized circle in the top of the bread rolls and dig out the soft inner part, leaving about 1 to 1 1⁄4 inches of crust. Save the circle to use as a lid. Fill the bowls with the chowder and serve immediately with the lids on, a soup spoon and a bib!

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FLOUNDER FILLETS WITH TARRAGON SAUCE A simple tarragon sauce for fish is a classic combination of flavors – I’m sure you will use this sauce again and again with all kinds of fish. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS ¾ cup white wine 3 sticks butter 1 bunch of fresh tarragon leaves, finely chopped 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced into ¼-inch cubes 1¼ cups frozen peas

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3 cups spinach, washed and destalked 8 flounder fillets 2 lemons, 1 cut into wedges Salt INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Pour the wine into a saucepan and set over a medium heat. Add 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons of butter and simmer for a few minutes until the alcohol has boiled off; the sauce will smell sweet when this happens. Add twothirds of the chopped tarragon to the pan and keep over a gentle heat until you are ready to serve.

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Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes until they just start to crumble; drain and leave to dry in the colander for 5 minutes. Arrange on a baking sheet and dot with 3 1⁄2 tablespoons of butter. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes then turn, season with a little salt and bake for another few minutes, until browned and crispy. Steam the peas and spinach over the tarragon sauce to capture the flavors from the sauce. Season lightly with salt if needed. Put the remaining butter in a large skillet set over a medium heat. When

the butter is melted and foaming, season lightly with salt and carefully place the flounder fillets in the pan, skin-side down, applying a little pressure to them using a spatula, until the meat relaxes and the fillet lies flat in the pan. Continue cooking until the flesh is opaque two-thirds of the way through. Squeeze a generous amount of lemon juice over the fish and cover. Take off the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve the flounder on a bed of spinach and peas, with the crispy potatoes on the side, spoon the sauce over and sprinkle with fresh tarragon leaves.


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POACHED SKATE WITH CAPERS AND CLAMS As with all good seafood dishes, less is more when it comes to cooking skate. The thickness of skate varies a lot from one side to another so cook it at a lower temperature to ensure it is cooked through without overcooking. Buy your skate skinned and portioned as this is very difficult to do at home. Check your skate and trim off any obvious sinew on the outside of the wing or it will curl while cooking. To ensure your clams are tender, freeze them before cooking as it tenderizes the flesh within the shell. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 3½ tbsp. butter 2 skate or ray wings, skinned and divided in 2 1¾ pints whole milk 10 tbsp. capers in brine 14 oz. surf clams FOR SERVING (OPTIONAL) 11 oz. potatoes, peeled and diced 3½ tbsp. butter 1 small bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped INSTRUCTIONS

Put the butter in a large, deep saucepan over medium heat until sizzling. Carefully place the skate in the pan, thick-side down, and cook for a couple of minutes to just caramelize. Pour the milk over so that it just covers the skate. Add the capers and a few tablespoons of the brine they are in. Add the surf clams and cook until the milk just starts to form bubbles around the sides of the pan. Remove from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes, ensuring the clams are cooked and open. The cooking sauce should be about 175°F when tested with a sugar thermometer. Return to the heat, if the clams are not cooked, but avoid boiling the milk as it will curdle. Serve the skate dressed with clams and capers with some sauce spooned over, taking care not to disturb any grit from the clams at the bottom of the pan. 104

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Cover the base of a large, heavybased, non-stick skillet with vegetable oil to a depth of about 1⁄16 inch and set over a medium heat. The pan is warm enough to cook in when a piece of garlic dropped in sizzles, but doesn’t burn. Add the sesame oil and carefully place about 8 cabbage leaves in the pan. Fry for a couple of minutes until they start to crisp. Remove the cabbage and arrange on prewarmed plates. Carefully place the tilapia fillets in the pan, using a spatula to hold them flat for a few seconds if they curl in the heat, then cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the tilapia just starts to caramelize and brown on the bottom (it should be nearly cooked through on the top at this point). Take the pan off the heat and add the ginger and garlic; this should sizzle and cook fairly quickly. Very carefully, add the lime juice and a few teaspoons of soy sauce – this will take the temperature in the pan down and create a wonderful aroma. Spoon the oil, garlic and ginger over the top of the tilapia to finish the cooking, then sprinkle over the scallions. Place the tilapia on the cooked cabbage, stir the sugar into the pan juices to taste, and spoon the contents of the pan over the tilapia to serve. O

SOY AND GINGER TILAPIA Tilapia is a fantastic base for recipes; it lends itself well to Southeast Asian flavors and this recipe is a good example. We love the combination of garlic, ginger and soy; build on this to your own taste using scallions like we have, or substitute chilies, lemongrass, miso, kaffir lime or any combination

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you feel like – have fun and experiment! I use Chinese cabbage but you can swap it for bok choy or lettuce. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp. sesame oil 4 tilapia fillets (each about 7 ounces), skinned and deboned 2½-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

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4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 1 small bunch of scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal 1 to 2 tsp. granulated sugar Vegetable oil, for frying Chinese cabbage leaves of one full cabbage Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime, plus wedges to serve Light soy sauce

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HIGH STEAKS StripSteak By Michael Mina Rocks The Most Exotic CutsBY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE f Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack are haunting their old stomping ground at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, I’m sure they are loving dinner at StripSteak by Michael Mina. Located off the beautifully refurbished hotel’s historic Chateau lobby, StripSteak by Michael Mina is part of the James Beard Awardwinning chef’s foray into South Florida with an innovative and contemporary steakhouse offering a dynamic dining and bar scene. Stop first at the Chateau lobby bar for some Raspberry Sin, made with Hangar 1 vodka, fresh crushed raspberries, prosecco, cassis and lemon. Next, move on to experience StripSteak’s two-story, indoor-outdoor venue – a sexy, elegant and engaging social destination that redefines the steakhouse with a robust menu of reimagined classics. Adventurous diners as well as their more conservative counterparts are right at home here. À la carte cuts of steak and signature specials that go far beyond steakhouse fare are served up by Chef de Cuisine Derrick Roberts, previously chef at Gotham Steak and FB Steakhouse at the Fontainebleau. He also worked at New York’s legendary Tribeca Grill; The RitzCarlton, St. Thomas; Hawaii’s Hualalai Resort; and New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. StripSteak’s menu runs the gamut, from exotic meats sourced from Australia and the Miyazaki Prefecture region of Japan to classic cuts – many of them from the hotel’s on-site aging room and butcher shop. Fresh fish

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prepared on the wood-burning grill, indulgent accompaniments and a medley of signature and seasonally rotating sides round out the menu. Must-haves include the American vs. Australian Wagyu Mainplate – two beautiful portions of Wagyu (a Japanese cattle breed) served with parsnip puree, trumpet mushroom, Granny Smith apple and fresh horseradish; Berkshire Pork Duo – tender belly, wood-fired chop and turnips; and the not-to-be-missed appetizer, Instant Bacon – pork belly, tempura oyster, hearts of palm and jicama. Rare cuts, such as a 50-ounce Australian Tomahawk, A5 Striploin and A4 Rib Eye, also grace the menu and pair perfectly with the restaurant’s signature side items, like the spinach soufNEW CLASSICS: (From top to bottom) Amish Chicken; B-L-T Wedge; Colorado Lamb Tasting; Interior; Wagyu Duo; Berkshire Pork Chop; Valrhona Caraibe Chocolate Bar

flé with Parmesan cream or mushroom tempura with salted plum. No steakhouse experience would be complete without a killer raw bar. StripSteak’s includes selections sourced locally through BleauFish, Fontainebleau’s ocean-to-table live catch program. And to finish the meal on the sweetest of notes, try twists on the classics like Bliss Maple Bread Pudding for two with salted caramel, maple reduction and toasted oat ice cream and the Hand-Crafted Chocolate Doughnuts with ganache filling and chicory anglaise. After finishing one of the best meals we’ve ever had, we’re sure that Old Blue Eyes himself couldn’t ask for better than StripSteak. O

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❘ 2200 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.0024 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly, Sunday Brunch. ANGLEEau Palm Beach Resort

& Spa ❘ 100 South Ocean Boulevard ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4850 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Saturday. ARMADILLO CAFÉ8221 Glades

Rd., #6 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-405-6152 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. ATLANTIC GRILLESeagate Hotel

& Spa ❘ 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.665.4900 ❘ Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

BISTRO NNordstrom at Town Center at Boca Raton ❘ Second Floor ❘ 5820 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.3286 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Monday-Sunday.

BREWZZIGlades Plaza ❘ 2222 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2739 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

HUDSON AT WATERWAY EAST900 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

BISTRO 241241 N.E. Second

BURT & MAX’SDelray Marketplace

❘ 9089 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.6380 ❘ Brunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner daily.

J. ALEXANDER’SUniversity Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9875 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BUTCHER BLOCK GRILLFoun-

KE`E GRILL17940 N. Military

tains Center ❘ 7000 West Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.3035 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner daily.

Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.4080 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. Brunch Friday-Sunday. BOGART’S BAR & GRILLE

Cinemark Palace 20 ❘ 3200 Airport Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.3044 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. BONEFISH GRILLShoppes at Boca Grove ❘ 21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.483.4949 ❘ Lunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner nightly.

B I T E S/

THE CAPITAL GRILLETown

Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.0808 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CHOPS LOBSTER BAR101

at Town Center ❘ 5860 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2320 ❘ Lunch daily.

Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.2675 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CUT 432432 E. Atlantic

MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly.

The Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.7724 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Cuban Spring Roll

FAT ROOSTER204 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561-266-3642 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. FIFTH AVENUE GRILL821

South Federal Hwy. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily; Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

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GRAND LUX CAFETown Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Breakfast SaturdaySunday. Lunch and Dinner daily.

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NEW YORK PRIME2350 N.W.

Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.998.3881

Little Havana’s Iconic Ball & Chain Reopens

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MAX’S GRILLEMizner Park ❘ 404 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.0080 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

DADA52 North Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.3232 ❘ Dinner nightly.

rder the Congri Fritters at the Ball & Chain, and the fragrant patties of seasoned white rice and black beans will arrive with a heaping serving of history. That’s because the historic and world-famous retro jazz bar – located in the center of Little Havana – has just reopened as a live music venue with a Cuban flair. The owners hope it will rival its heyday when it was a late-night stomping ground for greats like Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Billie Holiday and Chet Baker. “The goal was to bring it back as if it never closed,” says co-owner Bill Fuller. The 3,000-square-foot venue (there’s also a 3,500-square-foot patio) features the original Dade County Pine roof dating back to its 1930s construction, vintage wallpaper and original concert ads featuring jazz greats. On tap: signature specialty cocktails and a Cuban-inspired tapas menu featuring delicacies like Cuban Spring Roll, Chicharrones (house-made pork rinds) and Fish Tacos. Ball & Chain is located at 1513 Southwest Eighth Street, Miami. For more information, visit ballandchainmiami.com.

MADISONS NEW YORK GRILL & BAR2006 N.W. Executive Center

Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.1077 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

TWO GEORGES AT THE COVE MARINA1754 S.E. Third Ct. ❘

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Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.3600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

5101 Congress Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.9800 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.

PARK TAVERN32 S.E. Second

HENRY’SThe Shoppes at

THE PAVILION GRILLE301 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

Addison Place ❘ 16850 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.1949 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. HOUSTON’S1900 N.W.

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Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.5093 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

PIÑON GRILLThe Terrace at

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-391-7770 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Friday. Brunch and Dinner Saturday and Sunday.


taste  listings RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘ 402

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

BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL

MAI HIBACHI4801 Linton Blvd. ❘

YAMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

861 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.2766 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

200 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9929 ❘ Lunch Monday-Thursday, Dinner daily.

CAY DA VIETNAMESE7400

P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

University Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3722 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

YOKOHAMA9168 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.170760 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca Valley

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Mizner Park ❘ 225 N.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.6746 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Plaza ❘ 7461 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.0400 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

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LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQ Regency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato

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SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE8841 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca

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Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SIX TABLES112 N.E. Second St. ❘

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561.330.9191

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Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.7500 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SUSHIGO477 N. Federal

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KAO TONG217 E. Palmetto

SUSHI THAI100 N.E. Second St.

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

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TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

Park ❘ 431 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

561.883.6088 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7888 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Thursday-Sunday. SUSHI RAYShops at Boca

9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

SWEET DEWEY’S BBQ9181

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Cendyn Spaces ❘ 980 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Suite 115 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.2600 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Monday-Friday, Lunch and Dinner Saturday and Sunday.

Delray Beach ❘ 561.270.3569 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday.

ZINBURGER WINE & BURGER BARTown Center ❘ 6000 Glades

UNCLE TAI’SThe Shops at Boca

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-393-3252 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

13 AMERICAN TABLE451 E.

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner MondaySaturday.

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420 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.5050 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday Dinner nightly.101 Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8181 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

BUDDHA SKY BAR217 E.

MAGIC RICE1668 N. Federal

YAKITORI SAKE HOUSE271 S.E.

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.450.7557 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.7534 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Mizner Blvd., #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561. 544.0087 ❘ Lunch and Dinner nightly.

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SHORTY’S BAR-B-QThe Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.0024 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

THE SEA SOUTH EAST ASIAN KITCHEN16950 Jog Road #1015 ❘

❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4568 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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PA BBQ GRILL1198 N. Dixie Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.7427 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

SHULA BURGERDelray Marketplace ❘ 14917 Lyons Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561. 404.1347. ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

TWENTY TWENTY GRILLERoyal Palm Place ❘ 141 Via Naranjas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-990-7969 ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.409.2061

LA TRE249 E. Palmetto Park Rd.

MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.

2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday.

561-488-9688

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

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9557 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CONTINENTAL BOHEME BISTRO1118 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.


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DORSIA RESTAURANT5837 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.961.4156 ❘ Dinner daily.

THE MELTING POT5455 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7472 ❘ Dinner nightly.

TAVERNA OPA270 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.303.3602 ❘ Dinner nightly.

DAVITO’S19635 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.2323 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Shops ❘

FRENCH

INDIAN

5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.2700 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

BISTRO PROVENCE2399 N.

SAPPHIRE INDIAN CUISINERoyal

LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

Federal Hwy., #4 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2340 ❘ Dinner nightly. CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

Palm Place ❘ 500 Via de Palma ❘ Suite 79 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.2299 ❘ Dinner nightly, Lunch Tuesday-Sunday.

DOMINICS8177 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.3186Westwinds of Boca ❘ 9834 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.6325 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner nightly. OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.6633 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday. ST. TROPEZ7860 Glades

Rd. Suite 130 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. 561.368.4119

TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS4997-B W. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch, Monday-Saturday. THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE

887 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch daily. Closed Monday.

FARM-TO-TABLE/ORGANIC APROPO KAFE147 S.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.1223 ❘ Lunch and Dinner MondaySaturday. Closed Sunday. FARMER’S TABLE1901 North Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5836 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily; Brunch Saturday and Sunday. FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

Royal Palm Place ❘ 399 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.2625 ❘ Brunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner daily. MAX’S HARVEST169 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. 561.381.9970

Ave., #120 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.455.2140 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday.

ITALIAN

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm

21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.6600115 N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.7911 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Place ❘ 416 Via De Palmas, #81 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.955.6001 ❘ Lunch and Dinner MondaySaturday. Closed Sunday. CHEZ MARIE FRENCH BISTROPolo Shops ❘ 5030

Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-997-0027 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday – Sunday. KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ

Spanish River Center ❘ 4199 North Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. LA FERME9101 Lakeridge

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

Building ❘ 455 East Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.3003 ❘ Dinner daily.

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

ARTURO’S6750 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7373 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. BRIO TUSCAN GRILLEThe Shops

at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle #239 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.3777 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean

Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. CAFE MED BY BICE2096

N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.5840 ❘ Lunch Wednesday-Sunday, Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday. CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2805 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

GERMAN CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL BIERGARTENRoyal Palm

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-319-9000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. 114

IL BACIO29 S.E. Second Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.865.7785 ❘ Dinner nightly. IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT1911 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3566 ❘ Dinner nightly JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Monday. LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT159 E.

Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561. 544.2081 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. LA LUNA BISTROThe Polo Shoppes ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.1165 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. LA VILLETTA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE4351 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8403 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. MAGGIANO’S21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Place ❘ 309 Via De Palmas #90 ❘ 561.395.7462 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Wharfside Plaza ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8838 ❘ Lunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner nightly.

MARIO’S OSTERIA1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.239.7000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

GREEK

CASA D’ANGELO171 E.

233 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly.

ESTIA TAVERNA & BARRoyal Palm Place ❘ 507 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.245.8885 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.996.1234 ❘ Dinner nightly.

MATTEO’S RESTAURANT

MEATBALL ROOMRegency Court

D’ANGELO PIZZA, WINE BAR AND TAPASAddison

❘ 3011 Yamato Road, Suite A19 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-409-4111 ❘ Dinner daily.

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6337 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Place ❘ 16950 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.381.0037 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Saturday-Sunday

MERLINO’S9 S.E. 1st Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-756-8437 ❘ Dinner nightly.

TAVERNA KYMA6298 N.

DAVINCI’S OF BOCATown

NICK’S NEW HAVEN-STYLE PIZZERIA & BAR2240 N.W.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-362-8466 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

19th St., Suite 904 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2900 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

IT’S ALL GREEK9704 Clint Moore

FONDUE LITTLE CHALET499 S. Federal

FRANK & DINO’S718 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.427.4909 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

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taste  listings NINO'SFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 1930 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8990 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PASTA FEVER4251 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.0012 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner nightly. Closed Monday.

13 American Table serves New American cuisine with a twist in a casual yet elegant environment.

PELLEGRINO'S RISTORANTE3360 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.5520 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. PICCOLINO RESTAURANT78 S. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8858 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. POSITANO4400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly. RENZO’S OF BOCA5999 N. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. RISTORANTE SAPORIRoyal Palm Place ❘ 99

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Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.9779 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. SICILIAN OVENTown Center Mall ❘ 21170

St. Andrews Blvd., Ste. 9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750 and Dinner daily.

.9772 ❘ Lunch

TANZYiPic Theaters at Mizner Park ❘ 301

Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.922.6699 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. TERRA FIAMMADelray Marketplace ❘ 9169

West Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.495.5570 ❘ Sunday-Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Monday Dinner only. TRAMONTI119 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.1944 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. TRATTORIA ROMANA499 E. Palmetto Park

Rd. ❘ 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-Sunday. VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERY Mizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. VILLA ROSANOThe Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint

Moore Rd. ❘ 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. 116

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taste  listings JAMAICAN ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO2399 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.465.3167 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily1179 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.910.1562 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

KOSHER ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILL The Fountains ❘ 7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly except Friday and Saturday. GRILL TIME8177 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.3699 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Sunday-Thursday.

MOZART CAFEThe Fountains ❘ 7300 W.

Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.3412 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner daily. PITA ’N GO22767 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.477.0633 ❘ Lunch

and Dinner Sunday-Thurs-

day, Lunch Friday.

LATIN 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 nightly. Closed Sunday. CABANA RESTAURANT105 E. Atlantic

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9090 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PADRINO’SMission Bay Plaza ❘ 20455 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1070 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

MEDITERRANEAN/TURKISH ALADDIN’S EATERY21200 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561-419-9466 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. APEIRO KITCHEN & BARDelray Marketplace

❘ 14917 Lyons Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.501.4443 ❘ Dinner nightly.

MEXICAN BAJA CAFE DOS1310 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.1304 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly. BAJA CANTINA201 N.W. First Street ❘ Boca

Raton ❘ 561.419.8118 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CABO FLATS CANTINA AND TEQUILA BARDelray Marketplace ❘ 14851 Lyons Rd. ❘

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taste  listings SUMMER WALKS AT CASA TEQUILA8228 Glades Rd. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561-430-5458 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. EL CAMINO TEQUILA BAR15 N.E. 2nd Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561-865-5350 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BAR

The Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.2131 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SEÑOR BURRITO513 N.E. 20th St. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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PUBS/SPORTS BARS BRICK YARD MICRO BREWERYThe

Garden Shops ❘ 7050 W. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.0001 ❘ Lunch Saturday, Dinner nightly. DUBLINER IRISH PUBMizner Park ❘ 435

Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-620-2540 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch on Sunday. DUFFY’S SPORTS GRILL21212 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.869.0552 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. GLUTTONOUS GOAT99 S.E. Mizner

Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.923.9457 ❘ Dinner nightly. HOLLOWAY'S PUBRoyal Palm Place ❘ 504 Via De Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8445 ❘ Dinner nightly. HOOTERS Boca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.8903 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. HURRICANE GRILL & WINGSMission Bay ❘ 10125 Glades Rd. ❘ 561.218.8848 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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MILLER’S ALE HOUSEShoppes at Blue Lake ❘ 1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.9142 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. Boca Lyons Plaza ❘ 9244 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.2989 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. TILTED KILT PUB & EATERY3320 Airport

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-338-5458 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. THE WISHING WELL IRISH PUBRoyal

Palm Place ❘ 111 S.E. Mizner Blvd., #9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.5208 ❘ Dinner nightly.


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Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.6124 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

SANDWICHES/DELI BEN’S KOSHER DELICATESSEN RESTAURANT & CATERERSThe Reserve ❘ 9942 Clint Moore

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.9963 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

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TOOJAY’S GOURMET DELI Polo Shops ❘ 5030

Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.5903 Boca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St., #700 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4181 Regency Court ❘ 3013 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9911 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

SEAFOOD BOCA LANDINGWaterstone Hotel ❘ 999 E. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-368-9500 ❘ Dinner nightly. BOSTON’S ON THE BEACH40 S. Ocean

Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.3364 ❘ Breakfast Saturday-Sunday, Lunch and Dinner daily. CITY FISH MARKET7940 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.1600 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner daily. CITY OYSTER213 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.0220 ❘ Lunch daily, Dinner nightly. DECK 84840 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray

Beach ❘ 561.665.8484 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. 50 OCEAN40 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray

Beach ❘ 561.278.3364 ❘ Brunch Sunday, Lunch and Dinner daily. JB'S ON THE BEACH300 N.E. 21st. Ave. ❘

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.571.5220 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday. J & J SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL634 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3390 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

MARITAL AND FAMILY LAW Partners At Brodie & Friedman, P.A. Bring Skills And Experience To Every Engagement WHEN IT COMES TO MARITAL AND

family law, Jason A. Brodie and Joshua K. Friedman provide clients with sound advice and

Joshua K. Friedman and Jason A. Brodie

We understand both the economics and the emotional issues in a case. We are always amenable to settling a case, but we are always prepared to litigate aggressively if necessary. personalized attention, making themselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if necessary. “We always follow the law and any changes to it,” says Brodie. The attorneys believe their clients depend on them for advice regarding what they may be entitled to and to know the ever-changing laws in the family law arena. “In divorce cases, issues like child custody and property division can be life-changing,”

says Brodie. “But in high-asset divorce cases, the stakes are especially high because the issues can be even more complex.” For example, high-asset couples might co-own businesses, numerous financial accounts and multiple properties that all have to be valued and distributed equitably. “We understand both the economics and the emotional issues in a case,” says Friedman, who is board certified in marital and family

law by The Florida Bar. “We are always amenable to settling a case, but we are always prepared to litigate aggressively if necessary.” Along with providing professional guidance and support to their clients, Brodie and Friedman are active in the community. They serve on the professional advisory committee of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and contribute to area charitable organizations such

as Stand Among Friends. As Friedman says, “We want to give back to the community that supports us.” Brodie and Friedman have been featured on the “Today” show, MSNBC, FOX News and local area television stations. Brodie & Friedman’s areas of practice focus on divorce, child support, property distribution, alimony, time-sharing, enforcement, modification, relocation and pre- and postnuptial agreements.

BRODIE & FRIEDMAN, P.A. is located at 1675 North Military Trail, Suite 550, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-392-5100 or visit BRODIEFRIEDMAN.COM.

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MUSSEL BEACH501 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561-921-6464 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. RACKS FISH HOUSE + OYSTER BAR5 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.450.6718 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. 32 EAST32 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.7868

❘ Dinner nightly.

TRULUCK’SMizner Park ❘ 351 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.0755 ❘ Dinner nightly. O

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Performing Dealer for A6 Sales in 2014, 2013 Audi Magna Dealer and 2014 Top CSI/SSI XL Dealer. “Our service department was ranked No. 1 in the South Florida market in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in the Audi J.D. Power Survey’s Customer Satisfaction and Fixed Right 1st Time,” Macy points out. “We were also the winner of Audi’s Top Service Recognition Program in 2012, 2013 and 2014.” Spearheaded by owner Bruce Qvale, the Qvale Automotive Group was founded by his father, Kjell, who established the tradition of great cus-

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tomer service that lives on today. After opening its doors two years ago as Audi Coral Springs, then Audi Lighthouse Point, the Qvale Automotive Group (with 12 other dealerships in California and Texas) is launching its third dealership in Florida in August 2015 – Audi Fort Lauderdale. “The new dealership will be 159,000 square feet and four stories tall – and employ about 90 people,” adds Macy. Car aficionados everywhere agree with Macy that Audi is one of the hottest products in the marketplace. O


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Call Of The Game Dinner Honors Heroes un Sports Heat TV broadcasters Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino, along with sports icons and philanthropic community heroes, recently celebrated the annual Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic. The dinner, hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, attracted some of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest names in sports and entertainment while honoring achievements by acclaimed community leaders. Among them: Hall of Famer Dan Marino, recipient of the Don Shula Sports Legend Award for achievements on the field and work with The Dan Marino Foundation, which offers treatment for children with neurodevelopment disabilities. The Jim Mandich Courage and Commitment Award was presented to Miami Beachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Michael-Ann Russell JCC basketball coach Jeffrey Fogel, who is battling ALS. Renowned Miami artist Romero Britto received the Ted Arison Community Service Award. The Celebrity Golf Classic was also a success â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more than 55 foursomes converged on Turnberry Isle Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship course where they were paired with celeb-

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each year we draw some of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most celebrated names in sport and community leadership who continue to support two of the most remarkable charity organizations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Laurenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kids and the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that ultimately benefit our kids in the community and throughout the region,â&#x20AC;? notes Fiorentino. O For more information, call 305-529-9506 x110 or visit reidandfiorentinoevents.com.

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LIGHT OF COMPASSION

Organization Expresses Gratitude For Lois Pope

e can think of no humanitarian making a greater difference for children, animals and veterans than Lois Pope,” notes Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association president and CEO. “Her unrivaled compassion is something to which every American can aspire. Our work would not reach a fraction of the people and animals as it does today without her generous support.”

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which saves thousands of animals during disasters each year, and the Be Humane conversation series in Palm Beach, which focuses on humane challenges of the day, veterans issues and National Humanitarian Medal events. Two new Lois Pope Red Star Rescue Vehicles – one in the Palm Beach area and one in New Jersey – have been outfitted with everything teams need to rescue and care for

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We can think of no humanitarian making a greater difference for children, animals and veterans than Lois Pope.

– Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association president and CEO

Those were some of the accolades recently bestowed upon Lois Pope during the Lois Pope: Our Light of Compassion event at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. Association leaders thanked her, noting that her generosity allows the organization to touch 40,000 lives a minute. Pope and Leaders in Furthering Education have partnered Jay with the Leno American Humane Association on key initiatives since 2011, including the Red Star® Rescue program,

animals during disasters. Pope also pledged $150,000 to the association’s K-9 Battle Buddies program, which brings home military dogs and reunites them with their hero handlers. “American Humane Association has been the leading voice in the humane movement since the beginning, and it has been an honor to partner with them on so many key initiatives. Thank you, American Humane Association, for all you do every day,” said Pope. O

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FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Hosts Donor Appreciation Event o celebrate a highly successful 2014, Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently hosted a donor appreciation event on the Boca Raton campus. “This has been a landmark year for the College of Nursing, and it was made possible by our many generous supporters who give their time, talent and trea-

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College of Nursing launched the Lamplighter scholarship program, awarding half of its freshman class with $500 scholarships. This was in response to the fact that, last year, FAU became the first university in the state university system to admit freshmen directly into nursing. The college’s advisory board was recognized for its efforts to-

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sure to ensure our success today and in the future,” said Marlaine Smith, Ph.D., dean of the college. “We thank you and look forward to writing the next chapter of our college’s history together.”Jay Leno Last year, in addition to receiving gifts from community members and organizations, the

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MAY 8-9 The Divine Miss M is back. It’s been a decade since this award-winning singer, actress and comedian has been on tour (even she finds that hard to believe). “I’m ready to bring some ‘Divine Intervention’ to all of my fans this summer,” Bette Midler writes on her website. Her first stop? Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Hard Rock Live, where fans will be treated to classic tunes as well as ones from her new album (her 25th), “It’s The Girl,” a tribute to girl groups throughout the ages (everything from WWII-era Andrews Sisters to ’60s super-groups like The Supremes and The Shirelles to ’90s hit-makers TLC). “As most of you know, I have an absolute mania for harmony and vocal groups – I’m mad for the melodies, I’m cuckoo for the chords! I have been a rabid fan of these groups since I was a mere sprout,” she explains. Midler will be accompanied onstage by a 14-piece band as well as backing vocals by The Harlettes. And, of course, the wind beneath her wings.

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Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-832-7469;

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LOVE AIN’T A BATTLEFIELD: Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar play on May 21 at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org MAY 14-17, 20-24, 27-31 “Betrayal” Show times vary.

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MAY 9 “Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure” Show times vary.

MAY 6 Nitro Circus Live Show begins at 1 p.m.

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MAY 8-9 Bette Midler Show begins at 8 p.m.

MAY 5-17 “Anything Goes” Show times vary.

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MAY 8 “Express Yourself” Exhibit Opening Reception This visual and performing arts event is an opportunity for Milagro Center supporters and friends to experience the same creativity the center provides to the children it serves in afterschool and summer camp programs. Takes place at the Blueprint Gallery at Milagro Center in Delray Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-279-2970 or visit milagrocenter.org. MAY 8 Old School Beer Fest Unlimited sampling of craft brews, international beers and ciders; food stations (for purchase); wine tasting; game area; cash bar; and live music. Takes place at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-243-7922 or visit delrayarts.org.

MAY 12 John Mayall Show begins at 7:30 p.m. MAY 13 Gold Coast Jazz Presents Mike Longo & Gold Coast Jazz Society Band Show begins at 7:45 p.m. MAY 20 Chris Berman Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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DINO-MITE!: The crew of “Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure” invades the Kravis Center May 9 (show times vary).

directors and look toward our bright future. Takes place at the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-8523250 or visit levisjcc.org. MAY 6 YWCA Annual Tea Guests will enjoy a classic afternoon tea, a Tea Cup auction and special themed entertainment. Takes place at The Chesterfield Hotel in Palm Beach. Starts at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-640-0050 or visit ywcapbc.org.

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MAY 7 Sophia Webster Shoe Designer Personal Appearance Enjoy sips and sweets as you shop the Spring/ Summer 2015 Collection and be the first to preview the Fall 2015 Collection. Takes place at Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton. Starts at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-620-1258. MAY 7, 14, 21, 28 Delray Beach’s “On The Ave” Event Enjoy the festivities, which include music, kids activi-

ties, food options and great music. Takes place at Libby Wesley Plaza on Southwest Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561278-0424 or visit ontheave delraybeach.com. MAY 7-9 Habitat For Humanity’s “Women Build” 2015 Event Women Build challenges and empowers women from all walks of life to help build affordable homes, and offers hope and opportunity for hardworking and deserving families. Location to be determined. Start times vary. For more information, call 561-819-6070 or visit hfhboca.org.

MAY 8 2015 Habitat For Humanity Golf Classic Join us for lunch and a shotgun-start golf tournament followed by an awards reception and raffle. Takes place at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-8196070 or visit habitatsouth palmbeach.org. MAY 8 2015 Boca Chamber Business Awards Luncheon The Business Awards Luncheon celebrates entrepreneurs and business people who not only generate economic prosperity in our community but also have a strong philanthropic involvement. Takes place at


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the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call 561-395-4433 or visit bocachamber.com. MAY 8 Sushi & Stroll Enjoy the sound of taiko drums while strolling through tranquil gardens at sunset. Takes place at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org.

MAY 15 THROUGH AUGUST 29 Cultural Council Biennial 2015 Nearly 130 artists submitted more than 400 paintings, photos, sculptures, videos and site-specific installation art for consideration in this juried show. Takes place at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-472-3341 or visit palmbeachculture.com.

MAY 9-10 The Mounts Botanical Garden Connoisseur Garden Tour Spend Mother’s Day weekend with your family and friends touring eight exceptional private gardens in Delray Beach, North Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. The owners of each individual garden are giving people a unique opportunity to visit at their own pace and sequence, so take one or two days for this memorable self-guided tour. Start times vary. For more information, call 561-233-1757 or visit mounts.org.

MAY 16 Armed Forces Day Celebration The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is set to welcome the troops for Armed Forces Day. Throughout the day, visitors will pass through a frontline camp; interact with Seminole War, Civil War, WWII and Vietnam War re-enactors; inspect an actual M274 Mule all-terrain vehicle; decorate cards to be mailed to soldiers overseas; join in docent-led gallery talks; and more. Takes place at the Johnson History Museum in West Palm Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-832-4164.

MAY 15 THROUGH JUNE 14 Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents “Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill” Just four months before her death, the great Billie Holiday takes the stage at a watering hole in Philadephia, where she relates the story of her hard-knock life and triumphantly shares more than a dozen songs. Takes place at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-233-9918 or visit palmbeachworks.org.

MAY 17 Israelfest Bring your lawn chairs to Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s community-wide celebration of our homeland. Festivities include a performance by Jewish music greats Josh Nelson and Neshama Carlebach, as well as Pardes Rock. Takes place at Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton. Starts at 3 p.m. For more information, call 561-852-3169 or visit jewishboca.org.

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MAY 17 Festival Del Mar A celebration of the ocean and Latin American cultural traditions, the event includes live music, dance performances, bilingual feeding shows, touch tank demonstrations, story time, and arts and crafts. Takes place at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. Starts at noon. For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit sfsciencecenter.org. MAY 18 Women Of Tomorrow Second Annual Wine Dinner Enjoy a silent auction and dinner with wine pairings. Hosted by the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program. Takes place at New York Prime in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-705-0901 or visit womenoftomorrow.org. MAY 21 4th Annual Magnolia Luncheon The luncheon is hosted by United Way of Broward County’s Women Leadership council and recognizes women of dignity, strength and perseverance. Takes place at The First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 954-453-3725 or visit unitedwaybroward.org. MAY 22 Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s Women’s Wellness Luncheon The luncheon kicks off with an expo where guests have the opportunity to mingle with Bethesda physicians, followed by guest speaker, Emmy Award winner and recent winner

of “Celebrity Apprentice,” Leeza Gibbons. Following the expo, there will be a book signing of Gibbons’ recent NY Times best seller, “Take 2.” Takes place at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-7377733 or visit bethesdahospital foundation.org. MAY 22 Discover Sake Event Join us for an evening of premium selections from five master sake brewers, dinner-by-thebite and a talk by sake expert John Gauntner. Takes place at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org. MAY 22-24 Harid Conservatory Spring Performances The program includes “Paquita: Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty” and two contemporary ballets: “A Little Love” and “Miroirs.” Takes place at the Countess de Hoernle Theater in Boca Raton. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-998-8038 or visit harid.edu. MAY 23-24 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival This outdoor juried event features a full spectrum of craft media and a green market offering exotic plants, foods and more. Takes place at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com.

MAY 25 Memorial Day Ceremony Hosted by the Palm Beach County Veterans Commitee, the event features veterans groups, city officials, music, drills and honor guards. Takes place at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-3012961 or visit pbcveterans committee.org. MAY 25 Memorial Day Concert The New Gardens Band will perform a full concert of patriotic music under the direction of Owen Seward. Takes place at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-3937995 or visit miznerpark.com. MAY 27-28 Arts Garage Radio Theatre Presents “The Thin Man” Wealthy, glamorous husband-wife detectives Nick and Nora Charles solve murders, drink martinis and wise crack in this romantic screwball comedy. Takes place at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org. MAY 29 American Red Cross Fifth Annual South County Event The event’s “21 Club” theme includes martinis and Manhattans, lavish dinner stations, silent auction, dancing and “A Rat Pack Tribute Show.” Takes place at Jazziz Nightlife in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-650-9105 or visit redcross.org. O


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happenings  flash JFS REFLECTIONS OF HOPE LUNCHEON Close to 500 supporters gathered at Boca West Country Club to hear awardwinning actress Linda Evans discuss her life story, including her experience with depression. The event helps raise mental health awareness and funds for Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; programs and services.

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THE CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES’ 17TH ANNUAL OLD BAGS LUNCHEON Actress and internationally acclaimed speaker Joan Collins was the guest speaker at this year’s popular fundraising luncheon. The event, which took place at The Breakers Palm Beach, raised more than $500,000 to benefit the center’s programs, which help local children who have suffered from domestic violence, sexual abuse or homelessness.

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now&noteworthy Boca West Charitable Foundation And Budsies Bring Students’ Drawings To Life More than 25 volunteers from the Boca West Children’s Charitable Foundation visited 4-year-old students at Florence Fuller Child Development Centers’ East Campus for a morning of creativity and fun. The Boca West Foundation is partnering with Budsies to turn the drawings of more than 60 children into plush toys. Boca West provided volunteers, who helped the children design and color their Budsies. In about a month, Boca West volunteers will return to East Campus to help Budsies deliver each child’s stuffed animal creation. In addition to this project, Boca West Foundation provides funding for a health specialist at the West Campus of Florence Fuller. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton, 561-488-6980; bocawestfoundation.org.

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Capitol Lighting CEO Ken Lebersfeld Is Recognized For His Great Leadership Congratulations to Ken Lebersfeld for being named the 2015 Small Business Leader of the Year by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Lebersfeld credits his talented team of lighting experts and dedicated logistics and customer service staff for the company’s success at fulfilling its purpose of “Making Lives Brighter Since 1924.” Capitol Lighting offers unparallelled expertise, outstanding selection and guaranteed best prices in store and online. Capitol Lighting, 7301 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-994-9570; 1800lighting.com.

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eSSe Plastic Surgery Grand Opening Event Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. (Jack) Seiler officiated over the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the joint practice of board-certified plastic surgeons Tracey H. Stokes, M.D., and Laura A. Sudarsky, M.D., that focuses on aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts and body. “We chose eSSe to reassure women about the essential concerns they all have when contemplating surgery: safety, trust in our experience and abilities, as well as the special understanding that women caring for women can offer,” said Dr. Stokes. eSSe Plastic Surgery, 6333 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-533-1671; esseplasticsurgerycom.

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SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

$560,000

01-APR-03

$510,000

15-JUN-04

ADDISON RESERVE

16196 VILLA VIZCAYA PL

LASDAY LUCILLE T

SONTAG HOWARD

$525,000

ADDISON RESERVE

7820 VILLA D ESTE WAY

PUMA PAUL A

MAGID DAVID J

$555,000

ADDISON RESERVE

7796 VILLA D ESTE WAY

GOLDMAN ARLENE J

FISCHER IRA

$410,000

ADDISON RESERVE

7952 L AQUILA WAY

LEVIN ZELDIN M

SIEGEL MYRON E

$415,000

ADDISON RESERVE

16421 MADDALENA PL

KLEINBERG FREDRIC A

KRISTEL MARY ANNE

ADDISON RESERVE

7716 MONTECITO PL

GOODMAN HEATHER H

KLEIN ROBERT L

AZURA

17379 BALARIA ST

BEHROOZI RANDAL DAN

CHENG LURAN

$905,000

$874,995

19-MAR-12

AZURA

6384 BELLAMALFI ST

PETEROVA MICHAELA SOUKUPOVA

TOLL FL X LTD PARTNERSHIP

$1,112,395

$5,100,000

05-FEB-10

AZURA

17370 BALARIA ST

FRENKEL ANATOLY

CHENG LURAN

$1,440,000

$1,550,000

07-MAR-14

BEL MARRA

727 COVENTRY ST

YOUNG MARC

ODABACHIAN ARMENOUHI

$587,500

$375,000

01-JUL-93

BOCA FALLS

12436 CLEARFALLS DR

AMENG ANGEL

SCHARF HOWARD

$450,000

$259,900

01-DEC-97

BOCA GOLF & TENNIS CLUB

3806 CANDLEWOOD CT

SHERMAN ANTOINETTE

CAMPISI DEBRA A

$285,000

$299,000

16-APR-04

BOCA GOLF & TENNIS CLUB

17088 BOCA CLUB BLVD 4

ALVAREZ JAIME AVENDANO

CARTER EDWARD CHARLES

$250,000

$189,000

26-JUN-02

BOCA GROVE PLANTATION

21261 HARROW CT

GREENSPAN MARLA

KONOVER DORIS M

$265,000

$433,500

01-JAN-88

BOCA HARBOUR

817 NE 71ST ST

RIVERA YVONNE

LENA JEFFREY

$725,000

$680,000

19-DEC-13

BOCA ISLES NORTH

10799 MAPLE CHASE DR

KOOCK KENNETH J

SCUOTTO JOHN

$605,000

BOCA ISLES SOUTH

10957 BAL HARBOR DR

IBRAHIM MONA

TRANS GLOBAL FINANCIAL LLC

$505,000

$402,100

01-JUL-14

BOCA ISLES SOUTH

19638 STAR ISLAND DR

NGUYEN YUHUA

STEIN STUART

$512,500

$545,000

15-NOV-04

BOCA POINTE CC - BUENAVISTA

6052 VISTA LINDA LN

HALLSTROM JASON O

BENNETT LORI

$595,000

$599,000

24-FEB-06

BOCA POINTE CC - CAPTIVA

7425 ANDORRA PL

ROSMAN MARGO S

COHEN DOUGLAS A

$575,000

$305,000

29-AUG-064

$1,572,500

03-FEB-06

27-JAN-05 $1,900,000

$335,000

01-DEC-11 29-MAR-04

17-APR-14

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SALE PRICE

SELLER

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

2160 E SILVER PALM RD

WEISSMAN ROBIN

SCAGGS WILLIAM G

$3,370,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

1899 SABAL PALM DR

ROGERS JOANNE MICHELLE

SAHARRA HOMES LLC

$4,086,581

$740,000

20-MAY-13

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

2101 W MAYA PALM DR

HASEY WILLIAM J JR

DUFFY BRENDA S

$1,200,000

06-MAY-14

SATURNIA

11726 WATERCREST LN

MURNANE THERESA

MURRAY THOMAS

$690,000

04-MAR-06

SATURNIA

19163 TWO RIVER LN

ANIK JONATHAN M

GROSSMAN GABRIEL

$708,000

$880,000

SATURNIA

11818 PRESERVATION LN

HOLIN SHIRA

HOLIN YANIV

$130,000

$460,000

THE ESTATES

1051 BANYAN RD

RICHMAN SCOTT G

SILVER ERIK

$731,000

THE ESTATES

756 BARCELONA DR

COHN RICHARD

TLV PROPERTIES LLC

$645,000

$440,000

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

17760 VILLA CLUB WAY

LEMCHE KATIA CRISTINA TARLAZIS

HIRSH MARC

$960,000

$1,132,500

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

17837 KEY VISTA WAY

GRUENBERG LINDA

PREISER SCOTT J INDIV TR

$1,306,250

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

9244 ESTE LAGO DR

DE SIMONE ROBERT

G L HMS OF BOCA RATON ASSOC V LTD

$2,595,648

$2,700,000

27-MAY-11

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

9097 PINTURA WAY

KASAVANA DAGAN T

RICHMOND AMER HOMES OF FLORIDA LP

$1,393,818

$18,900,000

07-MAY-13

TIMBERCREEK

2652 TIMBERCREEK CIR NW

LITTLEFIELD JIMMY DON

FRIEDLAND PHILIP H

$480,000

$150,000

01-AUG-86

TIMBERCREEK NORTH

2298 NW 35TH ST

JORQUERA ROBERT

CARNEY JANEL R

$176,000

$435,000

01-APR-14

TROPIC ISLE

943 HYACINTH DR

CUST JOHN J JR

PLOSKER HARVEY

$2,800,000

$2,000,000

24-MAR-09

TUNISON PALMS

402 NW 7TH AVE

LEVY RONALD M

HAINES OLIVER K

$760,000

$137,900

01-APR-86

WATERSIDE

23355 WATER CIR

DONNELLY KATHLEEN A

KAPLAN LILIAN

$388,000

WOODFIELD CC - HAMPTONS

5789 HAMILTON WAY

RUSSO AUSTIN

LEBOWITZ BRUCE

$660,000

$370,000

01-JUN-91

WOODFIELD CC - REGENTS SQUARE

5723 NW 38TH AVE

GROSSMAN JEFF

WELLS FARGO BANK NA TRUSTEE

$376,950

$520,100

13-JUN-14

WOODFIELD CC - STRATFORD GREEN

3339 NW 53RD CIR

LEBOWITZ BRUCE L

ZALEZNAK ROBERT R TRUSTEE

$440,000

19-MAR-13

15-AUG-05 15-OCT-14 11-MAR-05 04-JUN-13 31-JAN-07 17-APR-07

13-MAY-08

28-JAN-09

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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Devon Place At Woodfield CC $1,250,000

OCK VATE D PRI

Mizner Court $699,000

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Woodfield Hunt $1,125,000

ATE LOT PRIV

Woodfield Hunt Club $649,000

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BRANCHING OUT

Place Of Hope’s New Boca Raton Campus Helps Kids In NeedBY EMILY J. MINOR othing about foster care is easy, and Charles Bender knows this. As executive director of the Palm Beach County-based Place of Hope, Bender and his colleagues have for 15 years been providing secure homes to children pulled from their families due to substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence and more. “When children need help, they need help now,” Bender says. Until about two years ago, Place of Hope had four campuses in the county, plus dozens of licensed foster families where they could send

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And in a way, Bender and his staff were doing just that. “It was very confusing at first,” says Bender about making Place of Hope understood and recognized in Boca Raton.

FOR THE KIDS: (Clockwise from above) Charles Bender; “Angel Mom” volunteers Tina Lizzio, Marcie Butters, Karyn Turk, Bonnie Judson and Leslie Shooster; Quantum Foundation Alumni Impact Girls’ Cottage

When children need help, they need help now.

– Charles Bender, executive director of Place of Hope

children. The organization was humming along, he says, trying to accommodate rising needs. And then came a rather unexpected opportunity to take over The Haven, a nationally accredited group home for boys that had been providing similar services in Boca Raton for 37 years. The Haven decided to sell when foster care services began changing so drastically, and so quickly, that the board couldn’t accommodate emerging needs. There were other complicating factors, too. But whatever the reasons, Place of Hope stepped in rapidly, almost as though it were rescuing a child. 144

Now he sees the situation for what it was: a tremendous opportunity to help even more children. Since The Haven came under Place of Hope in 2013, there have been some major renovations at the 15-acre campus west of Florida’s Turnpike off Boca Rio Road. Of the four existing residential “cottages,” one has already been completely renovated to accommodate up to eight boys. The second one, scheduled to be dedicated

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

this month, will house six to eight women, between 18 and 21 years, who are “aging out” of foster care but need transitional housing. The two remaining cottages will be under construction this year and, when finished, will house eight children each. Place of Hope is a 501(c)(3) charity, and the budget for the (recently named) Leighan and David Rinker Campus in Boca Raton is about $900,000. Overall, the agen-

cy has a $7.5 million annual budget and currently provides services to 200 children and young adults. Want to help? Bender says Place of Hope always needs money, and donations are tax-deductible. But the organization also needs business leaders to get involved, adults to become trained as foster parents and volunteers to cook meals that can be delivered to the cottages for family-style dinners. “Any time our staff can get a night off that they don’t have to cook,” Bender says, “that’s a nice way to get involved.” O For information about The Leighan and David Rinker Campus, call 561-4830962 or visit hopeatrinkercampus.org. The mailing address is 21441 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433.


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