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CRA chair scrutinizes funding $1 million for tennis tournament, board OKs expense By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Board members of a Delray Beach agency say they are tired of footing the bill for the city’s tennis tournament, but the group agreed to pony up the money anyway. Next year, the board says the funding level for the 2019 Delray Beach Open will be on their terms not the city’s. For a decade, the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency has helped the city fulfill its contractual obligation for the annual ATP tennis tournament by contributing money as a sponsor. The city is also fighting the validity of the 25-year-contract in the court system. This upcoming fiscal year, the agency has signed off on spending $1 million to help the city pay for the 2018 event that is set for Feb. 16-25. Downtown Delray Beach and the Downtown Development Authority invite you to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25. Photo courtesy of the DDA.

Delray Beach selects new city manager By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Delray Beach has selected its next city manager. In an unanimous decision, commissioners agreed Mark Lauzier was the right candidate for the city’s top job. He edged out Edward Collins who was the city’s other finalist for the job. “I believe they both could do a good job,” Commissioner Jim Chard said. “I believe Mark could do a better job.” Lauzier is currently the assistant city

commissioners. manager for Tacoma, Wash. The Delray job will bring him back to a place he is familiar with, South Florida. He has worked for the cities of Pompano Beach and Parkland. “I want to come home,” he told commissioners. “I have been preparing my entire professional career for this job.” Lauzier started his career as a police officer and has overseen large budgets for different cities. His experience with Florida law was a positive for

Mayor Cary Glickstein said he would be a “terrific fit” for the city. Commissioner Shelly Petrolia ultimately supported the decision to select Lauzier, she said her first choice was Collins. She said she liked that he opened up the city’s budget and dove into it. He has experience with budgets and served as a city manager several times. She noted his even[CONT. PG 2] keeled personality as a

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But that decision was not made easily. Two board members voted against the amount. Others said they wanted to fund less in previous public discussions, but ultimately the full amount was approved in a 5-2 vote. “At some point we need to draw the line in the sand about this tennis tournament and how much we are going to fund it,” board member Dedrick Straghn. said. “We need to decide when we are going to do it, if we are going to do it and we need to stick by it. Don’t give the money and then complain. No, dont give it, it is that simple.” Board chair Annette Gray called her fellow board members hypocrites for supporting the full amount of $1 million after the board had previously supported funding $850,000. Some said they wanted to see the amount reduced to $550,000. “We had the opportunity to send a clear message to the city commissioner and we kicked it down the road another year,” she said after the board [CONT. PG 2]



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plus for her.

But for other commissioners, there was concern that he hasn’t worked as a city manager in 11 years. They also noted the learning curve that would come with learning Florida laws. “CEOs are just not used to five different bosses and the public scrutiny and people questioning their decisions,” Mayor Glickstein said. “It’s hard for people to jump from private sector back into government, especially in Florida.” Delray’s city manager struggles

Lauzier will take over from interim city manager Neal de Jesus, who will return to his role as fire chief. de Jesus took over for Don Cooper who resigned in December due to family medical issues. de Jesus was the commission’s choice for the job after a search for a manager turned up little results. Prior to Cooper, Louie Chapman served as the city’s leader before he resigned in 2014 after the county’s inspector general found that he ordered garbage carts without permission.

Current search

He said he attempted to describe each commissioner to each candidate and candidates brought up concerns they have after watching the Delray meetings.

While commissioners agree that Lauzier is the right person for the job, the candidate pool that the search for city manager yielded was low, according to the city’s headhunter W.D. Higginbotham Jr., the senior vice president of The Mercer Group.

“They saw some negative items that brought concern,” he said. “I told them it’s not going to be a walk in the park.”

He told commissioners one of the reasons for the low turn was the turmoil in city hall. That includes the turnover in the city manager position as well a divided commission on major topics as well as an upcoming municipal election where three seats are up for election.

“I expect people to come out of the woodwork and say, ‘Help me,’” he said.

Lauzier told commissioners that he expects to be challenged.

Lauzier will begin on Nov. 6. He will make $235,00 per year and will receive a monthly car allowance of $650 per month, according to his contract.

CRA chair scrutinizes funding $1 million for tennis tournament, board OKs expense agreed to fund the $1 million ask from the city. “I and deeply disappointed. It wasn’t going to be easy and it wasn’t going to be convenient and it wasn’t going to make us any fans. We are OK with talking about doing the right thing, but when it comes time to bleed for the right thing, we don’t, for whatever reason that is.”

meeting or the mayor would “shut the meeting down.” CRA chairwoman Gray called it a “gag order” on her board.


Board member Morris Carstarphen said there are so many projects the agency can spend $1 million on, but he ultimately voted for the full funding request because the tournament is so close to taking place. He said he would have supported the $850,000 if the commission supported it. “We are too late in the game now to go back to the drawing board,” he said, adding the amount the board agrees to pay can change year-to-year. “Come next year, we agree to whatever we agree to.” Chair’s proposal Gray had proposed funding $850,000 with an additional $100,000 of funding to hire or work with a consultant that could pursue sponsorships for the 2019 tournament, with the possibility of generating some sponsorships through the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative for the 2018 tournament. The $100,000 would be utilized as seed money for the cooperative to obtain sponsorships and would not be provided on a recurring basis. In addition, $50,000 would be allocated to put on a community event focused around the tennis tournament that would involve all community partners including, WARC, Delray Beach Sports Destination Committee, the Spady Museum, NW/SW Neighborhood Alliance, DDA, Chamber and DBMC. The city is allowed to raise sponsorship money to help cover the costs of the tournament, per the terms of the contract. Her idea had garnered support from her board, but the recommendation from the agency staff was to fund $1 million—solely for the tournament. Gray went as far as calling for a reprimand against agency Executive Director Jeff Costello for not properly conveying the boards’ consensus to the commission. Board members agreed to save any comments for his annual review at the advice of the board attorney.

In a text message conversation obtained through a public record request, city attorney Max Lohman tells Gray before the agency’s budget hearing that, “The case may resolve itself within the next 12 to 18 months” and tells her the commission does not want money going toward an event or to the marketing cooperative and “Jeopardizing the outcome will have a much great financial impact than $150,000.” The funding of the city’s Delray Beach Open tennis tournament has come under scrutiny by a city agency chair. The city is also in ongoing litigation with the operator. Staff photo.

According to a memo from the CRA staff on the funding amount, there were concerns raised about the tennis tournament operator not being cooperative in fulfilling the new sponsorship initiative and there was no consensus from the city on Gray’s plan. After the vote, agency board members called the idea a great one for the 2019 tournament. Ongoing litigation During a recent public joint workshop between the city and agency boards, the city attorney instructed both boards not to discuss the tournament and its funding because the city is in litigation with the tournament operator. The city filed the lawsuit more than a year ago alleging it broke its own rules by not competitively bidding the tournament. The operator Match Point, Inc. states the contract can’t be bid because it is a sole source, according to legal documents. “Discovery revealed that the City investigation and determined that Match Point was, and remains, the only available source for an annual ATP men’s tennis tournament in Delray Beach,” a motion to dismiss filed by Match Point states. An amended complaint filed by the city states the city should have looked into women, youth and minor leagues as well when considering the tournament. Board members said they were not allowed the discuss tournament funding amounts at all during the joint

Strained relationship The two boards operate independently with separate staff, board members and budgets. The agency has been pressured by the mayor to fulfill the city’s budget requests or else possibly be taken over by the commissioners. Commissioners considered sitting themselves as the agency board recently, but the idea failed in a narrow 3-2 vote. The mayor sent the board a letter of items he wants to see fulfilled by the agency board if it wants his support as an independent board. The board responded on Sept. 28 and mostly agreed with the recommendations made by the mayor. Litigation costs According to a public records request, the city has spent $121,170 as of July 17 on outside legal counsel for the suit against the tournament operator Match Point, Inc. The city engaged Weiss Serota Hellman Cole & Bierman, which helped the city in its lawsuits against Waste Management and Edwards CDS, the developers of Atlantic Crossing. The city paid the firm nearly $517,000 for its services for the Atlantic Crossing litigation and about $151,000 for the Waste Management case. Total the city has spent about $789,000 since 2013 on hot ticket lawsuits with one law firm. There is a hearing scheduled for Monday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at courtroom 10-B at the Palm Beach County Courthouse. Judge Richard L. Oftedal will hear the defendant’s motion to dismiss the amended complaint. The hearing is scheduled to last 30 minutes.



International artist visits Arts Warehouse once owned by her family By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor

ironic. That’s because she became an international artist.

When Kim Fay looked around Delray’s Arts Warehouse memories flooded her mind and smile came to her face.

“I was always drawn to the arts,” she said. “I would paint in here. It was hot as hell.”

She pointed to an area that used to be a small office inside the massive warehouse. She said the secretary would chain smoke, trucks would come and go from the storage and moving facility. A small, rickety air conditioning unit barely cooled the air and the lights were dim.

Her grandmother Winnie Hayden bought a lot of land beginning in the 1950s, she said.

Now, the warehouse, located at 313 NE Third St., has been converted into an arts incubator. High end studio lights line the ceilings, artists will take up two floors of studios to craft their works and a large gallery space will house all types of installations and exhibitions once the warehouse officially opens.

Hayden raised money to buy land by working as hairdresser styling famous ladies’ hair at the Colony Hotel where she had a beauty salon, Fay said.

“It’s amazing what has happened to this building,” Fay said. “I can’t think of a better evolution to what my grandmother built.” Fay saw pictures of the Arts Warehouse on social media and commented that she thinks it is the space building her family owned for decades. When she saw the transformation of the warehouse, she said she was amazed. “It was one big box,” she said. Now, the space has classrooms, studios, a catering kitchen and an added second floor housing more studio spaces. For Fay, the building becoming an homage to the arts is

“She was the daughter of immigrants and believed a lot in land,” she said. “My grandmother was a pistol. She was the alpha.”

The Delray warehouse was used for storage and moving. She built another warehouse for IBM in Boca and owned land in west Delray. The family had a home on Palm Trail that her father helped build. “I remember being this high and coming into this building,” Fay said lowering her hand to the floor to show how tall she was as a young girl. “I just remember as a kid walking into a little box that was the office. It’s unbelievable what’s been done to it.” Fay said her father was going to give the building to her, but she was off working in Hong Kong and Taipei as an artist so the family sold the warehouse in the 90s. The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency purchased the vacant 15,000-square-foot warehouse in 2010

Medical marijuana dispensaries temporarily banned in Delray Staff report Folks with prescriptions for medical marijuana will have to look outside of the city limits of Delray Beach to fill their order. City commissioners agreed to pass a temporary ban on allowing medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in the city for the time being. Commissioners agreed to revisit the subject if the state passes more rules allowing local government to better regulate the industry within the next year. State legislators instructed local governments to either ban dispensaries or treat them like pharmacies.

supported allowing medical marijuana. Voters passed a measure that allows people with debilitating illnesses access to medical marijuana.

Beyond that, cities are left with little regulatory abilities meaning a dispensary could possibly open near a school.

But with a proposed year look back on the topic, both agreed to wait and see how other cities handle dispensaries that open. City attorney Max Lohman said the county and the cities of Lake Worth and Boynton Beach are not banning dispensaries from opening.

While the vote was unanimous, it wasn’t during the first hearing on the proposed rule. Commissioners Jim Chard and Mitch Katz both supported allowing the dispensaries based on how the voters

The city’s police and fire rescue departments supported the ban. Police Chief Jeff Goldman said adding another thing to the department’s plate would be tough.

for $1 million. Ever since, the agency has been pursuing ways to turn it into a space for emerging artists to work and showcase their pieces. Fay said she always wanted to become an artist. She received her BFA from Florida Atlantic University and painted the mansions on Palm Beach. Then she lived in London and eventually traveled the world doing work in Hong Kong and Taipei for companies like Delta Airlines and Hyatt. She has a studio in Boynton Beach where she also lives. It is a 1925 home. “I have so many memories here,” Fay said of the warehouse. “My grandmother loved that I did spin off and become an artist. I wonder if she is looking down on me now.”



EJS Project to open Delray office in The Set By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor

Yvonne Odom said.

Emanuel Dupree Jackson is inspiring Delray’s youth to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Jackson said his goal is to help shape the direction kids are headed by engaging them with community involvement.

He is doing so through his grassroots nonprofit called the EJS Project, which he started out of his home three years ago.

“I am dedicated and focused on helping build, empower and support tomorrow’s leaders,” he said. “We need more leaders and those people do not appear out of nowhere. They have to be molded.”

Now, he has a chance, thanks to the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, to expand his reach by opening an office in The Set. The board recently approved entering into a two-year lease with Jackson for a space the agency owns at 700 West Atlantic Ave. Suite 700. The agency has plans to revamp the area within in the next two years and is offering short term lease opportunities. Jackson received the space for a reduced rent of $1 per year after tons of community members vouched for the good his work is doing in the city. City staff recommended a lease rate of $488 per month. Jackson will cover his own utilities and insurance. “Invest in this young man and it will pay off triple-fold, quadruple-fold,” resident

Jackson said he has been around Delray kids his entire life. He has worked at Village Academy and the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. He estimates his organization has helped more than 75 kids directly and over 1,500 kids indirectly thorough collaborations and programming with other groups. He said he hopes to increase his reach even more and track how he is doing so. “There is an obvious, clear need for his work here in Delray Beach,” resident Abby Goodwin said. “This is a really exciting opportunity for the Delray Beach youth. He has made very critical impacts in the community.” Kenya Madison, a school counselor at Village Academy, said Jackson’s work

A group of EJS Project supporters attending a CRA meeting to rally behind the nonprofit receiving a Delray office. Submitted photo.

with students has helped them increase their communication skills and decrease the number of discipline referrals. Board member Morris Castarphen got choked up when discussing Jackson. “You can’t teach what he does,” he said. “He just does it. I have always admired what he does. You can’t put a price on it. It’s needed in our community. Our kids need people like him. You have to be around him to understand the impact he has had.” Board member Daniel Rose said he was impressed with Jackson. “We are talking about $6,000 here,” Rose said about the amount the agency staff proposed charging in rent per year. “I am not going to cry over $6,000. This is something the community wants.” Only board chair Annette Gray expressed concerns over the heavily reduced rent. “We have lot of really great nonprofits in Delray,” she said. “They need the same kind of help and support. We have to be fiscally responsible to all of our nonprofits.” Board member Dedrick Straghn said the

Emanuel Dupree Jackson is expanding the EJS Project by opening a Delray office. Submitted photo.

board reviews each request on a case-bycase basis and that when it comes to this one, there is more to the deal than money and that is the human element. “We don’t have a lot of programs geared directly toward youth where we can see the return on investment,” he said. “It is not a hard decision for me to make personally. I don’t have a problem with this.” With his new space, Jackson said he is going to continue his work and take it to the next level by providing more services and increasing his staff while keeping track of the difference he is making.

A group of EJS Project students attend a Bucs game. Submitted photo.

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things you need to know this November in Delray Beach days from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cars will not be permitted to park in the area during construction.

6 Delray’s police department is taking on the fire department in the Delray Citizens for Derlay Police 6th annual Delray Beach Police Department Guns ’N’ Hoses Softball Challenge. Head to Miller Field Park, field No 3 on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. to cheer on both teams.

1 Delray Reads Day will take place on Nov. 8. Sign up to read to a Delray Beach classroom. Breakfast begins 7:30 a.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library. Reading begins at 9 a.m. This year, the book is “Thunder Boy Jr.” Sign up to read to a class at

2 Delray artist Sally Painter will be the featured artist at Las Laguna Gallrey, an art gallery in Laguna Beach, Cali. this month. An oil painting “Drama Queen” was selected as the featured artwork representing Botanik, a group art exhibition of botanical and floral art. Trees, flowers, plants, and herbs depicted in all media are featured in the national juried show, but the exhibit’s curators agreed “Drama Queen,” a 24 x 24” oil painting, is the most compelling.

4 Child Rescue Coalition presents the Inaugural Coalition Cup Golf Tournament on Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seagate Country Club. “Tee off ” to support the coalition’s mission of Protecting Innocence Through Technology. Tickets: $200 for an individual player and $700 for a foursome. General admission is $75 and includes BBQ buffet lunch and twohour open bar. For more information and to register, visit childrescuecoalition. org/events or call 561-208-9000. 5 Check out “Artful Expressions” a

7 The first annual Delray Beach Pickleball Classic will take place from Nov. 17-19 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. There will be women’s doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles competitions. Sign up at pickleballtournaments. com

8 Temple Sinai Brotherhood is holding breakfast and a screening of “Bagels Over Berlin” at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 19 at Temple Sinai, 2475 West Atlantic Ave. The film is a documentary based on interviews of Jewish veterans of the Army Air Corps who flew over Europe during World War II and provides insight into these young men’s fears, losses and tri-

umphs during the height of the war. An $8 donation is recommended as well as reservations. Call 561-276-6161 ext. 133.


Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach will host its 15th annual Holiday Trunk Show on Tuesday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Nov. 30 at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 East Atlantic Ave. The event kicks off with a preview cocktail reception on November 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $85 per person and include cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a sneak peek at the vendors as well as the first opportunity to purchase original gift items before the show opens to the public. Preview party tickets can be purchased at or at the door. The Holiday Trunk Show will feature  more than 30 specialty vendors offering a variety of gift items. Admission is free to the public November 29 - 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Middeke at 561-683-3287 or visit the website at

10 Delray will celebrate winning the All America City award on Nov. 3 at 6:45 p.m. at Old School Square Pavilion. The event will be followed by a Free Friday Night Concert featuring N2 Nation, a Motown tribute.

Southeast Fourth Ave. is closed for construction on the East/West alley through mid-November. Construction will take place Sundays through Thurs-

new exhibit by the Delray Art League at the Delray Beach Public Library. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 15 on the library’s second floor gallery. There will be a meet and greet on Nov. 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.


Delray resident awarded Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts

by-phone and pay-by-plate program

Dylan Evans of Delray Beach is winner of the Emerging Performing Artist, one of the Randolph A. Frank Prizes for Performing Arts.

parking on their mobile device.

Evans was recognized during the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s member luncheon with the $2,000 award.

face lots and garages throughout the city.


Delray Arts League Exhibit on display at Boynton library The latest exhibit by the Delray Art League “DAL Mixed Media” is on display at the Boynton Beach City Library.


The exhibit is open though Jan. 3 and features artwork from 23 artists consisting of watercolors, oil, pastel, acrylics and  mixed media such as paper cut and col-

The artworks were judged by Jim Rigg, a recognized award-winning watercolor artist and instructor based in West Palm Beach. The pieces were ranked based on composition, use of color, emotional impact and technique.  

Baritone Dylan Evans, 23, has dedicated most of his life to the study of music and vocal performance. He sings with the Palm Beach Opera, Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches, Delray Beach Chorale (DBC), and St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, in addition to teaching private lessons to high-schoolers. Evans recently joined the Board of Directors of DBC as the youngest member ever to serve on the board. Delray Beach wins international awards for special events Delray Beach’s Marketing Cooperative and Chamber of Commerce were winners during the International Festivals & Events Association’s annual Pinnacle Awards.

enabling drivers to conveniently pay for

Users can now use the Parkmobile app to pay for parking on all on-street, surYou can also pay with credit/debit cards Each group received a Gold Award, the highest honor. The DBMC won for Best Newspaper Insert  for the Famous 100 Foot Christmas Tree and the Chamber won for  Best Promotional Video  for its Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt. 

and U.S. bills at all meters, if preferred. The Parkmobile app can be downloaded for free from the Android and Apple app store.

“To compete against such talented organizations from all over the world makes winning a real honor,” said Jarrod White, Event Manager of the Delray Marketing Cooperative who attended the convention and picked up the awards.  New mobile payment, pay-by-plate for parking meters

The pay-by-plate option can be found in

Gone are the days where you had to display your parking receipt on your dashboard. The city has launched pay-

to add time by simply using their license

the beach area. Patrons can use any meter plate number.



Delray’s Indigo Dreamers members Pouya and Jamie 1 Tell us a little bit about yourselves and how you got into music. Pouya: I came to the US in 2009 to study music and audio engineering at Florida Atlantic University. That was where I saw Jamie for the first time singing in commercial music ensemble. I was so fascinated by her voice and singing style and later discovered she was also a talented songwriter. At that point I wasn’t thinking about starting a band with her; I just wanted to finish my education and go back to my hometown. As time went on, we collaborated on several projects together and I realized we were a perfect match for each other. After our graduation she asked me to collaborate on her first EP. While working on the EP, we also managed to play some live shows together. It was at that point I found a new direction in my life.

2 You recently released your debut album “Lessons of Blue.” How did you decide to team up? Tell us about the album. Jamie:  After we finished the EP, we decided to establish ourselves as a band and embark on a full length album. We

learned a lot from making that EP and things grew more clear in terms of the direction we wanted to take with our music. I had already written a bunch of new songs and I made a simple demo to get us started. The process of making this album took much longer than what we originally thought. Probably because we are both perfectionist. There was also a lot of experimentation involved and at times frustration. We kept working on each song until we felt we couldn’t make it any better. We recorded the album mostly in our home studio and produced it ourselves.

3 Tell us about your style of music. Pouya: We let each song define its own style and we do our best to provide all the necessary resources to take each song to its greatest potential. Certain songs ask for a specific instrumentation or a playing style that we can’t provide ourselves. We were able to collaborate with other talented musicians and capture their magic on this record. We also take the advantage of the modern digital technology to craft our music and take it far beyond the limitations of a simple bedroom

Women of Grace luncheon returns Staff report Bethesda Hospital Foundation is holding its 18th annual Women of Grace luncheon this month. Presented by Health Communications, Inc., the event will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Boca Raton Resort & Club. The event begins with a welcome reception at 10:30 a.m and the luncheon will take place from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit The Center for Women and Children at Bethesda Health. Funds from this year’s luncheon will be used to purchase a state-of-the-art, realistic mother and baby birthing simulator.

The Bethesda Hospital Foundation will honor five local women and one extraordinary young woman during the event. Honorees were chosen as Women of Grace because of their commitment to their nominating organization and our community. Presenting sponsor Health Communications, Inc. is giving all Luncheon guests a book by featured authors of, “Oohla Find Balance in an Unbalanced World.” Special guest speakers and authors Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl will be signing books and taking photos with guests at an after-party immediately following the event. Kimberley Trembly-Burmeister is the luncheon chair. 2017 Women of Grace Honorees and nominating organizations: Palm Beach State College Foundation Yvonne Boice Take Stock in Children – Tammy Culmer YMCA South County – Linda Hens Bethesda Hospital Foundation – Jacqueline Moroco Maloney

Bethesda Hospital Foundation is holding its 18th annual Women of Grace luncheon on Nov. 9 where it will honor these women during the event. Submitted photo.

Junior League of Boca Raton – Kirsten Stanley Future Woman of Grace – Suncoast High School- Claudia Cabral

studio. The result is an album that combines elements from different styles such as classic rock, R&B, orchestral and electronic music. Yet it doesn’t sound exactly like any of those styles. When we play our arrangements live it is usually a stripped down version of what’s on the record.

4 Jamie, you won the 2014 iTunes Music Festival Competition for your first single “Blue” how did it feel to win and perform your song in London? Where else have you performed? Jamie: Winning the iTunes Music Festival competition was a great experience. I submitted a short video of me performing “Blue” and it was chosen alongside 30 other videos. Each person that won was flown to London to attend the iTunes Music Festival. Of course I extended my trip and explored the city and reconnected with my family. After that, we knew “Blue” would be an important song for the next step on our musical journey together and it became the starting point for this record.

5 What message do you want to get across through this album? Pouya: Even though Jamie and I grew up

listening to different kinds of music, we both value deep and meaningful art. The lyrics on Lessons of Blue were written in different periods of time and reflect Jamie’s emotional journey. They are about love, passion, doubt, melancholy and regret. When we looked at the record closely, we realized each song was actually a piece of a puzzle. As a whole, it’s a story of maturation. Indigo Dreamers will hold a CD release show on Nov. 9 at the Norton Art Museum in West Palm Beach.

Delray’s Community Greening partnering with TD Tree Days to plant trees Staff report Delray’s Community Greening was selected by TD Bank to participate in TD Tree Days, a community-based program aimed at expanding green spaces in low-to moderate-income neighborhoods. Staff and volunteers of Community Greening will join local employees of TD Bank to plant 50 trees at a vacant lot in Delray Beach on Nov. 2. “We’re proud to partner with Community Greening during TD Tree Days to nurture the community and the environment from the ground up,” said Joseph Doolan, TD Bank’s Head of Environmental Affairs. “Trees do much more than beautify our communities – they produce oxygen; improve air quality and slow climate change by reducing carbon emissions, airborne pollutants and smog; provide cooling shade to reduce energy costs; and enhance the quality of life.” Now in its seventh year, TD Tree Days will bring together more than 1,000 community members and TD employees through early November to plant approximately 850 trees in 21 communities across the United States. TD Tree Days will be managed with support from The Arbor Day Foundation.

Founded in 2010, the program has made a significant positive impact for communities and the environment as TD’s flagship volunteer and urban greening program, planting more than 235,000 trees and shrubs, primarily in Canada and the U.S. Community Greening is one of 18 organizations in the United States that was chosen to participate in TD Tree Days through an application process. “Community Greening is excited to participate in TD Tree Days because it unlocks the potential of a vacant lot to provide the benefits of trees to residents for years to come,” said Mark Cassini, Community Greening’s Co-Director. Follow TD Tree Days on Twitter at #TDTreeDays and on Facebook at



Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach concerts spread to Boca this season By: Dale King Contributing Writer The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach has announced its concerts for the 2017-2018 season will be held at venues throughout the county, including Boca Raton. Organizers said this is the first time the series will go “on the road” to other PBC sites. Locations this season will include the Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Breakers in Palm Beach and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and The Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach. The performances in Boca will be held in February and March.

Next is the Young Artist Series Danbi Um, Juho Pohjonen, and Karim Sulayman, Jan. 30 at Rosarian Academy, 807 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. It features: Danbi Um, violin; Juho Pohjonen, piano and Karim Sulayman, voice. Included is the music of Korngold, Schubert, Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Kreisler. The first Boca concert is Feb. 19, featuring Jennifer Koh (violin) and Reiko Uchida (piano). It will be held at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. The program for the evening features Bach: Sonata No. 2, Berio: Sequenza, Beethoven Sonata #10.

“Music lovers throughout the region will have a chance to see and hear some of the most celebrated classical artists performing in the world today,” said Michael Finn, artistic and executive director.

The first is Nov. 28 at the Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach. It will feature the Ehnes Quartet: James Ehnes, violin; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola and Edward Arron, cello. The show will feature: Haydn: Quartet, Op. 76 #1, Dvořák: Cypresses, Beethoven: Quartet, Op. 59 #2. Next performance is Dec. 7, featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Quintet, on Dec. 11 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 211 Trinity Place, West Palm Beach. Performers are: David Bilger, trumpet; Anthony Prisk, trumpet; Denise Tryon, horn; Nitzan Haroz, trombone and Carol Jantsch tuba. It will feature the music of Gabrielli, Ewald and Gershwin The Escher String Quartet with Matthew Lipman (viola) and James Austin Smith (oboe) will perform Jan. 4 at the Breakers in Palm Beach. The program is all Mozart: The Hunt Quartet, # 17 K. 458, Oboe Quartet, K. 370, String Quintet, # 4 K. 516. 

A trio debut is planned April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Breakers, Palm Beach: Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Colin Carr, cello and Orion Weiss, piano. They will perform music by Ravel and Dvořák. The series concludes with a Young Artist Series program featuring the Harlem Quartet, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Rosarian Academy. Players are Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amado, viola and Felix Unmansky, cello. The program includes: Debussy: String Quartet, Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema, Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in

“From this year’s Van Cliburn competition winner to the Tchaikovsky Gold winner from 2015 and Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year, this is, by far, our most spectacular season to date.” The concert series starts in November. All shows will begin at 7 p.m., and are preceded by a 6 p.m. reception, unless otherwise noted.

Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo is set to perform in South Florida this season. Submitted photo.

Violinist Jen Koh will perform in Boca. Submitted photo.


Palm Beach County

The same two performers were present another concert the next night at the Breakers in Palm Beach. The program features: Janacek: Sonata, Beethoven: Sonata #10, Ravel: Sonata The Miró  Quartet is the featured act March 19 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Players are: Daniel Ching, violin; William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola and Joshua Gindele, cello. The program includes: Haydn: Quartet, Op. 71 # 3, Puccini: Chrysanthemums, Schumann: Quartet, Op. 41 #1  The Miró Quartet will return the next night for a performance at the Breakers in Palm Beach. The programs include: Dvořák: Cypresses, Puts: Credo, Beethoven: Quartet, Op. 135 The Young Artist Series featuring Andrei Ioniţă (cello) and Yekwon Sunwoo (piano) continues April 12 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach. Sunwoo is a Tchaikowsky Gold Medal Winner. They will present the music of Bach, Shostakovich and Locatelli/Stravinski.

Cellist Andrei Ionita is set to perform in South Florida. Submitted photo.

Tunisia, Webern: Langsamer Satz, Bártok: String Quartet No.1

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Season tickets are now available. Single tickets go on sale Nov. 1. The mission of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach is to produce performances and educational programs of the highest artistic merit, to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of chamber music, and to enhance the cultural life of Palm Beach County. For more information, call 561-3796773, email, or  visit

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Don’t miss events ioned Holiday,” at the Old School Square Fieldhouse from Nov. 16-18. On Thursday and Friday, stop by to check out local crafts from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 The Chris Evert/Raymond James

Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic returns on Nov. 3-5 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Catch celebrities including daytime talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, Robin Givens, Tate Donovan, Timothy Olyphant, Jamie McShane, Maeve Quinlan, David Cook and Helio Castroneves play in the charity tournament, which pairs celebrities and guest tennis pros including Martina Navratilova and Luke Jensen on the court. The weekend also includes a Saturday evening gala featuring dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions at the Boca Resort & Club featuring the Pointer Sisters. The event kicks off with a pair of events on Friday at the Boca Resort - a morning Pro-Am and evening cocktail party. Last year, the event netted $700,000 for charity. Money raised is distributed to programs funded through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach Country. For tickets and more information, visit

2 The Pineapple Grove Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society in Delray is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fash-

3 Boca’s Faulk Center for Counseling is hosting its Community Impact Awards & Reception on Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broken Sound Club. This year’s honorees include Rita Thrasher, president and CEO of Boca Raton’s Promise for the Advocacy Award; Gerald Yass, Yass Family Fund for Children & Family Therapy at the Faulk Center for Counseling for the Caring Heart Award; and Holly Katz, Ph.D., Faulk Center for Counseling Clinical & Training Director for the Education Excellence Award. The Community Impact Awards recognizes individuals who support Faulk Center’s mission of providing free and low-cost mental health counseling services to people of all ages. The event is co-chaired by Eileen Sands and Lois A. Weisman. Tickets cost $75 per person. 4 Family Promise of South Palm Beach County is presenting the 4th annual Friends of the Family Benefit on Nov. 15 at Woodfield Country Club. The event is held to start the holiday season and inspire people within the community to give back to families dealing with situational homelessness. Family Promise mission is believing that every child deserves a home. This event will begin with a silent auction featuring items ranging from wine to trips and a ride on the Goodyear Blimp for two. Visit for more information. 5 Catch Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” at the Kravis Center from Nov. 7-12. Directed by Bartlett Sher, catch classics like “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam

and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. “The Book of Mormon” will also head to the Kravis Center on Nov. 21-26. The production features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw and directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

6 The Parkinson’s Foundation, making life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure, is hosting “Moving Day: A Walk for Parkinson’s” on Sunday, Nov. 5. Moving Day features a yoga, Pilates, boxing, dancing, stretching and Tai Chi area for participants to show-off how they lead active lifestyles. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. at FAU stadium, 777 Glades Road. There is no fee to register, visit 7 The Willow Theatre at Boca’s Sugar Sand Park starts the fall off with the historical courtroom drama “Broken Angels” from Nov. 3-12. This month you can also enjoy music and dance from Dias De Ritmo. On Nov. 18, Flamenco Puro

Dance Company presents “Flamenco: Steps Through Time,” a journey through the ancestry and evolution of the flamenco. The following afternoon Nov. 19, enjoy Blue Funk Productions, Orquesta Nostalgia, a 14-piece jazz band performing Latin jazz big-band favorites from the 50s and 60s. Tickets may be purchased for both shows for a special discounted price at

8 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is holding a “Treasures and Trinkets” Flea Market on Nov. 17-18. The preview party will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 and the market and festival takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The preview party costs $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Entry on Saturday is free. All proceeds benefit the missions and ministries of St. Paul’s.

9 The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns to Mizner Park on Sunday, Nov. 12. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 8 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested. 10 The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is holding a “JWF Men as Allies” event on Nov. 9, which details “Why Feminism is Good for Men.” The event is the first in an overall campaign to educate and engage men about gender equality. The cocktail reception and program is being hosted by Eddie Schmidt and Ozzie Medeiros at their restaurant, Table 26, and will feature a presentation and discussion by Jeffrey Nall, Ph.D., a thought leader in philosophy and humanities. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the “Men as Allies” reception are $40. To purchase tickets, visit, call 561275-2200.


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Grammy-nominated Beatles cover band headed to Boca

Boca Bowl’s Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase returns this month

Staff report

Staff report

Boca Raton will be able to celebrate the

Get in the game day spirit during the third annual Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night.

50th anniversary of the popular Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album when Grammy-nominated The WannaBeatles heads to town

A lead in event for the 2017 Boca Bowl, the culinary event features tailgate favorites, cocktails and school spirit.

this month. The group will perform two shows. The first will take place on Friday, Nov. 17 at Boca Black Box Theatre and the second at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Olympic Heights High School. The second show is a benefit conner for Delray Beach-based JARC, Jewish Association for Residential

thing led to another including an appearance on national television. The WannaBeatles’ upcoming tour brings David full circle to his Florida roots.

Care. Tickets for the JARC performance

For bandleader, Dennis Scott, the Boca

cost $25 per person. A $100 sponsorship

area holds special family memories.

includes two VIP tickets and listing in the program and on all signage.

“My family has lived in the area for many years and, before she passed, my mom

“We are excited to play for the first time

was trying hard to get my band booked,”

at The Boca Black Box Center for the

he said. “And now, here we are playing

Cultural Arts,” guitarist Bryan Cumming

Beatles music in Boca. I know how proud

said. “And the folks at JARC do such

she would be.”

FABulous work. We hope that everyone will ‘Come Together’ and help make their benefit a huge success.”

The WannaBeatles show will include a salute to the 1967 phenomena that is known as “The Summer of Love.” In ad-

The Nashville-based group have ties to

dition, the boys will pay homage to old

South Florida. Group drummer, David

school show biz legends including Louis

Toledo, was born in Cuba and grew up in

Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Jerry Lewis,

Key West and Miami Beach. After mov-

and Davy Jones – not to mention a hilari-

ing to Music City, the capital of country

ous parody of Simon and Garfunkel.

music, he began playing Beatles songs at a Mexican restaurant where “Beatles and Fajitas” were served on the menu. One

To learn more about The WannaBeatles visit

Don your alma mater’s jersey and head to the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. The new location at the hotel allows for more chef stations and culinary creations at the indoor ballroom and outdoor patio. Tickets to the Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase event are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door; price includes all chef and brewery tastings, entertainment and beer, wine and soft drinks. The event benefits Spirit of Giving’s annual holiday gift drive. Sample dishes from popular restaurants, country clubs, hotels, catering companies and celebrity chefs and brew masters. Some of the participants include: Boca Raton Resort & Club, Renaissance Hotel Boca Raton, Via Mizner Golf & Country Club​ , Morton’s The Steakhouse, Bolay, Tucker Duke’s, Tilted Kilt, Seasons 52​, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, Melting Pot, M.E.A.T. Tap Room & Eatery, Palm Beach Gardens Marriott, Florida Atlantic University’s Chartwells, Los Bo-

These chefs are participating in the Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase at the Renaissance Hotel in Boca this month. Photo by Ron Elkman.

cados, 32 Bubbles, Oceans 234, Hooters and more. After sampling, guests can cast “People’s Choice” votes for their favorite chef, brew and cocktail entries. There will also be a panel of expert foodie and family” media and bloggers, ESPN and “hometown tailgate” authorities to judge the dishes. “We can’t wait to see what this year’s chefs cook up and breweries serve up!” noted Doug Mosley, executive director of the Boca Raton Bowl set to kick-off at FAU Stadium on Tuesday, Nov.19 at 7 p.m. “We look forward to the most attended, most spirited showcase night yet to benefit our charity partner Spirit of Giving. The event is perfectly timed for both raising awareness of the Boca Raton Bowl and much needed funds for our charity partner’s annual holiday gift drive.” To purchase tickets visit www.spiritofgivingnetwork/chefstailgateshowcase or via Spirit of Giving at or call 561-385-0144.

High school students can enter Palm Beach Poetry Festival submissions Staff report

ty of meeting and having their pictures taken with 11 of America’s most distinguished and award-winning poets.

The 14th Annual Poetry Contest is accepting submissions from local high school students.

The judge for the annual High School Poetry Contest will once again be Dr. Jeff Morgan of Lynn University’s Department of English in Boca Raton.

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival announced the annual contest in partnership with Old School Square. High school poets can submit one original poem (30 lines maximum) for consideration. Original poems should be submitted by email before midnight on Dec. 1 to: For contest rules, visit The winning poet will receive $200, and the four runner-up high school poets will each receive $100. In addition, all five winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Poetry Festival’s Sizzling Spoken Word event at Old School Square’s Crest Theater on Friday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. This performance event will feature National Award winning Slam Poets Elizabeth Acevedo and G. Yamazawa.

Winners of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s High School Poetry Contest 2017: Haleigh McGirt, Aleah Searfoss, Juliana Romero (1st Place Winner), Owen Gable, Samantha Marshall. Photo by Michiko Kurisu.

The five winning high school poets will read their poems at the Festival’s Award Ceremony on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at 4 p.m., where they will have the opportuni-

The 14th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held Jan. 15-20 at Old School Square. The Festival features top poets at numerous ticketed public events, including readings, talks, interviews, panel discussions and more. Nine workshops will be offered for which applications are required. Special Guest Poet will be Coleman Barks, a major poet and the world’s leading expert on 13th century poet Rumi, the founder of Sufism. For more information about the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, visit



November calendar

fect girls’ night out, group night or date night.

Old School Square

Arts Garage

Old School Square Pavilion presents Free Friday Concerts

day-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID). Free admission for children under 12, Old School Square members and Veterans. Free admission for Florida residents on Sunday. This group exhibition features contemporary artwork that immerses the viewer into the piece by creating their own reflection. The viewer and the space around the piece become a part of the work itself.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.; free admission; weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food and beverages available for purchase.

11/17/2017 Orange Sunshine – 60’s Hits 11/24/2017 The Long Run – Eagles Tribute Cornell Art Museum Grand Opening Celebration, Nov. 8 Wednesday, November 8th, 7-9 p.m.; $10 admission. Here’s what’s new! The Cornell Art Museum has been undergoing exciting interior renovations all summer, and is re-opening with a huge celebration! We celebrate our million-dollar renovation with a special exhibition, “Looking Glass,” reflecting our dedication to the best and brightest in contemporary art! Cornell Art Museum presents “Looking Glass,” Nov. 9-Feb. 25 Museum hours: Tues-

FeedBack Delray’s New Poetry Open Mic $10 In Advance | $12 day of event Calling all poets, writers, and lyricists! Join us for a night of linguistic word play  at Delray’s New Poetry Open Mic Hosted by Chunky. 1st Thursday of the every month. Let the power of the spoken word transform your Thursday. Friday Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. All That Jazz $150 Per Person| $275 Couple

11/3/2017 N2 Nation – Motown Covers 11/10/2017 Classic Rock Therapy – Classic Rock Covers

Thursday Nov. 2, 8 p.m.–11p.m.

Old School Square Pavilion presents Fleetwood Max, Nov. 11 Saturday, November 11th at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7); tickets $75 (VIP); $25 (general admission) This band is an authentic recreation of the music, magic, and incredible stage production of the legendary Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career. Experience all the hits, from the Rumours album in 1977 to current touring set lists. Creative Arts School presents Canvas & Cocktails, Nov. 30 Last Thursday each month, 7- 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required; fee $35 (includes materials and one drink ticket). This is a fun art experience where you can create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere… all while enjoying a glass of wine, a craft beer or a signature cocktail. Each month offers something different with one of our professional art instructors. No experience necessary! It’s a per-

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Monday – Friday 8am – 5:30pm Saturday 8am to 1pm Closed Sundays

You’re invited to a night of cocktails, dinner, and dancing with LIVE JAZZ by the talented Gianni Bianchini Trio. The Silent Auction and Live Auction to benefit Arts Garage! 1920s Attire Admired, But Not Required. Saturday Nov. 4, 8 p.m. Polly Gibbons with the Kevin Bales Trio ft. Paul Bollenback, guitar

Piedra’s Roots Lies in Afro Cuban Latin Jazz General Admission $30| Reserved $40 |Premium $45 Elio’s Quartet is the winner of the 2009 International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba. The Quartet consists of talented musicians such as Livan Mesa on piano and keyboard, Yunior Arronte on saxophone and keyboard, Yorgis Goiricelaya on bass, and Elio Piedra on drums. Sunday Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Doug Cameron Contemporary Jazz General Admission $30| Reserved $40 |Premium $45 Doug Cameron is well known for his dynamic performance and trademark blue electric violin. Doug will be featuring some of his own compositions,  however  his diverse program stretches from jazz to Celtic to Country to Classical. 

Jazz, Blues, and Soul General Admission $30| Reserved $40 |Premium $45 Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected and talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation. Nominated for a BBC Jazz award back in 2006 with no album release to her name, a clear indication of just how special a singer and performer Polly is. Sunday Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Bashaum  Stewart and the B-Stew Band Contemporary Jazz General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 Bashaum Stewart is an influential South Florida pianist and known as a first call musician on the Treasure Coast. With jazz at the forefront of his interests, he has incorporated this genre in a way that invites listeners from all age groups and tastes in his performances.

Tues Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Shine South Florida’s Premier Open Mic Showcase $10 In Advance | $12 day of event Step up on the stage and SHINE at this All Arts Open Mic Monthly Showcase. Bring a song, a poem, a rap, or a riff, and jam with our new emcee Chunky and our live house band while your friends cheer you on. Embrace the opportunity to hear the creative process of Delray’s local talent. SHINE takes place in our Main Stage Theatre every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Thursday  16, 8 p.m.


Afrobeta $10 In Advance | $12 day of event

Friday Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

Miami’s Avantdance duo Afro beta have  been tearing up dancefloors in their hometown since 2006.

Elio Piedra Quartet

Thursday Nov. 16, 8 p.m.



$10 In Advance | $12 day of event The Delray Beach-based experimental Hip-Hop band mixes their style with thought-provoking lyrics paired with hypnotic melodies for a sound that is truly enigmatic. They have strong influences from artists like Outkast, The Roots, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu.

Raised By Wolves

Rock and Blues

$10 In Advance | $12 day of event

General Admission $30| Reserved $40 |Premium $45

Raised by Wolves are made of local heroes that have graced the stages locally, nationally, and even internationally with their music. They are a sharp blend of Blues, Funk, Folk, Rock + Soul Groove. Thursday Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Onyx Art Stroll Delray’s Monthly Art Walk FREE to walk | $15 for table Arts Garage invites local artists and artisans to showcase and sell their art during a night of amazing music from local emerging musicians. This event is free to the public but artists can purchase a space for only $15.

Paul Nelson is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand-picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded alongside an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and more… Saturday  18, 8 p.m.

Hello Elevator and the Fireside Prophets

Friday Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Paul Nelson Band










|Premium $30 With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues.

Sunday Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Brandon Santini Memphis Blues

Saturday Nov. 25, 8 p.m.

General Admission $30| Reserved $40 |Premium $45 Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists to leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite and other frontline harmonica players. Friday Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Selwyn Birchwood Band Blues General Admission $20| Reserved $25


Felipe Lamoglia Grammy-Winning Latin Jazz Saxophonist General Admission $30| Reserved $40 |Premium $45 Felipe Lamoglia is a saxophonist,  composer and arranger. Born and educated in Cuba, he  contributed as arranger,  composer, and co-producer for Arturo  Sanoval’s Grammy- winner album in 2008, “Rumba Palace”.










Nov. 3 - N2 Nation (Motown Covers) Nov. 10 - Classic Rock Therapy (Classic Rock Covers) Nov. 17 - Orange Sunshine (60’s Hits) Nov. 24 - The Long Run (Eagles Tribute) Dec. 1 - Higher Ground (Top 40) and more...

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Hottest holiday toys For South Florida kids By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers I’m one of those moms who waits until Black Friday to do most of my shopping. The problem is by the time I get to that date, most of the toys my kids want are gone. This year I’m on top of it and I’ve been secretly asking them about hot toys they have seen during commercials. First of all, they are a marketers dream because they wrote me a list of some of the hottest toys they’ve seen. With all of this scoop, I thought I would share it with you. Here is the scoop on the hottest holiday toys for South Florida kids.

are gone. Fingerlings respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey babble. Blow them kisses and they will kiss you back. Hang them upside-down by the tail and watch them be silly. Pet them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get excited! They are sold at Walmart, Toys R Us, Best Buy and Target.

BB-9E and buildable Medical Droid fighis chamber. You can find it on Amazon 3. Teddy Ruxpin - The Storytelling and Magical Bear

and at Target.

Some of you may remember this toy as a kid and now he is back and more lovable than ever before. Teddy Ruxpin is still bringing the magic and friendship to story time with interactive technologies and features! He enjoys telling tales and singing songs with friends ages 2+, making him the perfect companion.

Surprise – Peacat – Hatching Egg with Surprise Twin Interactive Hatchimal Creatures by Spin Master There is always one toy each year that creates a frenzy and this is it. It might possibly be the new Hatchimal. It’s really hard to find these and when you do they

trooper and First Order Shuttle Pilot, ures. Lift the elevator and seat Snoke in

2. Hatchimals

1. Fingerlings

trooper Sergeant, First Order Storm-

Speaking of Hatchimals, they’re BACK!! But now your child can hatch twins. It’s a surprise wondering which one will hatch first. You can find them on Amazon and Toys R Us.

4. LEGO Star Wars First Order Star Destroyer 75190 Building Kit With the new Star Wars movie coming out soon, you know your little one will be asking for the latest LEGO box. The First Order Star Destroyer is one of the hottest toys this holiday season. It includes 5 mini figures: Supreme Leader Snoke, First Order Officer, First Order Storm-

5. Paw Patrol Sea Patrol Ryder and the gang can transform from ship to land vehicle, to take pups on new and exciting missions. Flashing lights, movable crane and attachable cage make this a fun for hours.

Local, youth ballet dancers to perform in Cinderella Staff report

She said one of her favorite scenes is when the fairy godmother helps transform Cinderella because her carriage is pulled by real horses on stage.

Aspiring ballet dancers will perform alongside the professionals this month in a production of Cinderella.

This past year marked the 125th anniversary of composer, Sergei Prokofiev, who’s noted works include the music for the ballets Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella. The Open World Dance Foundation celebrated the life of this remarkable composer with the production of  Cinderella, which premiered in Houston last year starring Misty Copeland. 

The Open Dance Foundation will present a major fulllength ballet production of Cinderella with local youth and stars of American Ballet Theatre, Devon Teuscher and Cory Stearns, on Nov. 25 & 26 at Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale. The show was originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. More than 40 young dancers will partake in the production including several from South Palm Beach County. One of those who snagged a part is 13-year-old Boca Raton resident Chloe Rivet. She said she has two roles in the performance. She will star as a bird and a mouse and has two costumes. She said this is her first dancing role, but she has experience acting in other plays. “I am excited to be a part of something like this,” she said. “I am looking forward to being on a big stage and performing with the professional dancers.” Rivet said she has been a dancer for four years and has been acting since she was in the first grade. She said she wasn’t afraid to audition because it was held in her dance

studio where she felt comfortable. The chance to dance with professionals is also what 10-year-old Delray dancer Cephanie Ameilia Sanchez said she looks forward to. “It’s really cool to be with professional, really good ballerinas,” she said. Sanchez has two parts in the show. She will play a flower and a silver second. The flower role she described as “really delicate and really sweet.” She said she will wear a green body suit, skirt and flowers on her head. “It’s really slow, delicate and beautiful,” she said of the flower part. As for the silver second, she said she and 59 other seconds will run around Cinderella resembling seconds on a clock.

As a follow up to this successful run, the Open World Dance Foundation will share this opportunity with local children, youth and the community in South Florida. The vision of Open World Dance Foundation’s founder and president, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, is to create a special experience for children to collaborate in the creation of the production and rehearse and dance alongside accomplished dancers and other guest artists from around the world in their culminating performance.  Under the foundation’s motto, “United by Dance,” the foundation strives to create opportunities to unite dancers of all ages and backgrounds from around the world through a common love of ballet and dance education.  Tickets range from $35 - $175. A dollar from every ticket sold will go to the funds for Hurricane Harvey & Irma. For tickets and more information, visit


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Singletary puts on show, Delray’s Joseph add field goals FAU wins conference opener behind running back’s four scores and local kicker’s boot.

By: Jason Stromberg Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers It was the Devin Singletary show. The Florida Atlantic University running back set the tone early and often for the Owls in their 38-20 win over Middle Tennessee Sept. 30. Singletary rushed for 133 yards on 24 carries with four touchdowns, as Florida Atlantic University won its Conference USA opener on the Howard Schnellenberger Field.

it 14-3 in favor of FAU with 2:53 remaining in the first quarter. Joseph’s second consecutive extra point try capped a 10 play, 57-yard, 3:09 drive. Middle Tennessee’s Canon Rooker squeezed a 46-yard field goal in between Singletary’s two scores to put the Blue Raiders on the board. The Owls led 14-6 after one.

“You’d be so locked in, you don’t even notice,” said Singletary, who tied the franchise record for rushing touchdowns in a game with Alfred Morris (2011) and Doug Parker (2001). “We tried to make a statement.”

“I thought this game went as well as we wanted it to,” FAU coach Lane Kiffin said. “It’s a very big win for us. This is three games in a row where we’ve really gotten it going with the running game.”

On the game’s opening drive, Singletary tip-toed down the left sideline, before scampering into the end zone from 19 yards out to give the Owls a 7-0 lead, following Greg Joseph’s extra point. Joseph, a graduate student on the FAU roster, and now a senior leader for the Owls, attended American Heritage in Delray Beach.

Joseph added a 22-yard field goal of his own to cap an 11 play, 75-yard scoring drive that took 4:33 off the clock to give the Owls a 24-6 lead heading into the half. Jalen Young and Shelton Lewis each picked off John Urzua late in the first half to preserve the three-score advantage.

Singletary’s score capped a seven play, 75yard scoring drive, which lasted 2:44. The Deerfield Beach native was only getting started. Singletary’s second touchdown scamper, this one from 13 yards out, made

Darryl Randolph blocked a 56-yard field goal attempt by Joseph to keep the halftime score intact. Singletary’s third score opened up the second quarter scoring. It came on a 1-yard touchdown run that made it 21-6, follow-

ing Joseph’s extra point, to cap a 10 play, 75yard scoring drive that lasted 3:08. Florida Atlantic University (2-3, 1-0) rushed for 167 yards on 28 carries in the first half. Singletary was responsible for 91 of those yards on 15 carries. The Owls totaled 252 yards on 50 carries. “Some of the stuff he does is ridiculous,” Harrison Bryant, FAU’s starting tight end, said of Singletary. “He prepares and works his butt off. He has the mentality that nobody is going to stop me.” Urzua’s 26-yard touchdown pass to Ty Lee capped a 12 play, 75-yard scoring drive that took 5:18 off the third quarter clock. Lee’s touchdown reception cut FAU’s lead to 2413, following Rooker’s extra point, with 9:42 remaining. Young led the Owls with eight tackles, while Azee Al-Shaair added seven, with Lewis and Quran Hafiz adding six. Singletary’s 2-yard touchdown run, his fourth and final score, with 14:55 left in the fourth quarter, put the game out of reach for Middle Tennessee (2-3, 0-1). That made it 31-13, following Joseph’s extra point, to cap a 15-play, 89-yard scoring drive that took 5:19 off the clock.

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Raekwon Williams’ interception at the Middle Tennessee 41-yard line led to a 4-yard touchdown reception by Bryant from Jason Driskel for the game’s final margin with 5:00 remaining. “Anytime you get a conference win, it’s a good feeling,” Driskel said. “It’s easy to play quarterback when you have a backfield like this. The tempo was really good early on, so we’re going to try to continue to build on that. Don’t look back, look forward.” FAU beat Old Dominion on the road on Oct. 7, 58-28 and beat North Texas 6931.



Spady Museum features ‘Shades of Pink’ breast cancer awareness photo exhibit Staff report Eleven stories, nine survivors, one topic: breast cancer. The stories of 11 local, African-American women and their personal journey’s with breast cancer will be on display at Delray’s Spady Museum through Nov. 11 in a photo exhibit called “Shades of Pink.” Designed to help the public recognize October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and celebrate survivors, the exhibit is a joint project among Susan G. Komen® South Florida; the West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; and The Spady Museum. “As President of The Spady Museum and an active board member for Susan G. Komen South Florida, I commissioned both organizations to work collaboratively to make an impact in the female African-American community,” Gillian Knowles said. “I placed a call to friend, Kalinthia Dillard (of the Links, Inc.), and asked her to join this initiative. This resulted in the ‘Power of Three’ with the event being coined the name ‘Shades of Pink’. Shades represents the various spectrum of women impacted by breast cancer. It is my deepest desire to see bridges of support being built between organizations, like Komen, The Spady Museum and The Links Inc., joining forces to educate women and save lives.” In addition to the nine survivors, two women who lost their battles – Lea Jef-

ferson and her mother, Freddie Jefferson – will be remembered. Photographed by Delray Beach-based photographer Michiko Kurisu, the “Shades of Pink” will be: Melissa Archer Dixon of West Palm Beach; Shawntoyia Bernard of Boynton Beach; Karen Alleyne-Means of Wellington; Mary Dent-Maher of Boca Raton; Michelle Banks of Jupiter; Linda W. Long of West Palm Beach; Sybil Mainor Mitchell of Riviera Beach; Shirley Laraine Cook-Cox of Royal Palm Beach; and Tanzanika Lillard of West Palm Beach. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the African-American community. While incidence rates are lower, African American women suffer significantly higher mortality rates; 41 percent higher than their Caucasian counterparts. This trend is the result of compounding social, cultural, financial and geographic barriers, according to the Susan G. Komen African American Breast Health Care Initiative. “We are excited and honored to partner with both the Spady Museum and The Links to further raise awareness in the community,” shared Jill Weiss, board president for Susan G. Komen South Florida. “Triple negative breast cancer is prevalent and aggressive in African American communities and this exhibit gives us the opportunity to put a face to the disease. These individuals who have shared their stories with us are coura-

Michelle Banks of Jupiter is featured in “Shades of Pink” at Spady Museum. Submitted photo.

geous for allowing us to tell their story in such an intimate way. I know without a doubt that they will help others!” Part of the exhibit will include statistics and information focused on breast cancer within the African-American community, and how Komen South Florida is working to address this audience. “We are so happy to be working with two outstanding organizations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to educate African-American women on the importance of having regular  mammograms and monitoring their health,” said Dillard, president of the West Palm Beach Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. “We

Tanzanika Lillard of West Palm Beach is featured in “Shades of Pink” at Spady Museum. Submitted photo.

know that Black women are more likely than other groups to be diagnosed at later stages and have the lowest survival rate at each state of diagnosis. They are more likely to be diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I hope that each woman who views this exhibit walks away with more informati on about risk factors, prevention, and the importance of early detection; feels encouraged and empowered by the stories of diagnosis and survival; and understands that other women in this community  are here to support and lift her  up if she discovers that she or her family member is the one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.”

Delray resident’s dream of playing The Price is Right becomes reality By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor

adrenaline rush. I was so happy to be on stage and be called that nothing else mattered to me.”

When Simara Schneider was 10 years old she made her bucket list. On it, she wrote she wanted to be on the popular TV gameshow, The Price is Right.

As her name was called she said she didn’t even hug her husband and described the moment as being in another body.

Schneider can check that item off her list. The Delray Beach resident had the chance to not only be in the audience with her husband, but made it all the way to spinning the big wheel after her name was called to “Come on down.” “It was just as heavy as you imagine it to be,” she said of the wheel. “It’s really hard to pull.” The trip to California was part of her husband’s 30th birthday celebration, she said. The episode, which aired on Oct. 11, marked the 10 year anniversary of host Drew Carey. To commemorate the celebration, she said her and her husband made T-shirts. Her husband designed a cartoon image of Carey and she came up with the slogan “10 years flew, Happy Anniversary Drew.”

The game she played was a dice game. The prize on the line: a new car.

Delray resident Simara Schneider recently appeared on the Price is Right. Photo Courtesy of Fremantlemedia North America.

“To be in the audience was an experience,” she said. “I think it’s America’s favorite game show. It is really cool to see how they do everything behind the scenes. Just being on the set was really cool. You see it on TV and it’s really exactly what you see on TV, all the lights and colors.” She said she was shocked when her name was called to play. “It was a really neat experience,” she said. “You are in an

“It was really fun to play,” she said. “The audience is telling you what to do. It goes so fast. I just remember people were saying higher or lower.” She hosted a watch party with her family and friends. She said all they know is that the couple attended the show. They didn’t know she was called to participate. Even though she didn’t make it to the final showcase, she said the experience was worth it. “It was literally a dream come true,” she said. “Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be on the show and never in a million years did I think it would happen.”



Avoiding the ‘Dad Bod’ By: Giovanni Roselli Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – American writer Clarence Budington Kelland I am proud to announce that on May 29 of this year, I became a father for the first time and eagerly celebrated Father’s Day in June. Becoming a father has been an indescribable experience. I feel completely blessed, but on the other hand, I understand I have added responsibilities, stress and obligations. With this new world, will I be able to care for myself and continue doing what is important to me? Being in the fitness industry, I know I need time for my exercise routine and keeping up with my health. How do I do this without falling off the track? Do I want the Dad Bod? Despite America’s effort to push the “Dad Bod” as the latest trend in pop culture – I’m not going to pursue that route. With less time to take care of ourselves, the fathers of the world like me who don’t particularly want to be known for the Dad Bod need some guidance. We want to be fit, but we just don’t have the time or energy. We tell ourselves that someday, we’re finally going to get it together. Unfortunately for many, the time either never comes or doesn’t last very long. Plan A, B and C Below are three different exercise strategies the busy dad (and mom)

can incorporate into their routine. The full workout – You’ve gotten enough sleep. Your gym bag is packed the night before. Your spouse is home and can watch the baby. All the pieces are in place. You have the time to get to the gym so be as efficient as possible. Use equipment and weights that you can only access at the gym. For example, pushups can be done at home or anywhere for that matter. Instead, while at the gym, do some type of barbell or dumbbell chest press and take advantage of what the gym has to offer. Home workout – You still have most of the pieces in place but maybe you need to stay home. Perhaps you need to watch the baby. Perhaps you don’t have time for the commute to and from the gym. Maybe it’s the organization of what you need pre, during and post-gym that adds time so it’s a better and safer bet to workout at home. Depending on if you have equipment, stick with the basic bodyweight exercises – pushups, squats, lunges and planks, also including some dynamic warm-up exercises and active mobility drills. Quick workout – The baby is sleeping and it’s your only opportunity. Your spouse ran out to the store. You have a limited window. It’s now or never. It can be as little as five minutes. If you have a treadmill or exercise bike, try this example – two-minute walk, 15- second sprint on incline, rest 15 seconds, repeat four times, one minute walk. Also, simply modify the workouts,

Treating Erectile Dysfunction By: West Boca Medical Center Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a male cannot withhold an erection suitable for sexual intercourse, or cannot maintain an erection during intercourse. If this issue occurs every once in a while it is often not something to worry about. However, if it occurs more often as time goes on, then it is very likely that it is because of a physical cause. Causes of ED can be from medications, chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis, too much alcohol consumption, obesity, diabetes or from being tired. Stress and mental health can cause or worsen symptoms of ED as well. Sometimes when a physical and mental symptom are

combined it can actually worsen the chances of a proper erection. For example, if there is a physical reason that a male cannot maintain an erection for sexual intercourse and he is upset or stressed out by this fact, then the stress will also affect the chance of an erection. Treatments for ED vary depending on the symptom(s) of the individual. Simple lifestyle changes can help with the treatment process, such as consuming less alcohol, better sleeping patterns, weight loss and less tobacco use. If medication seems to be the physical problem for the individual then the doctor may recommend a lower dosage or another alternative

with more challenging or less challenging exercises, depending on how you’re feeling that day. To make continual progress, it’s important to do one thing to make each workout more challenging every time you do it. For strength workouts, this means doing additional repetitions or reducing the rest time between rounds. For cardio workouts, this means increasing the incline, the speed or the number of repeated sprints. It doesn’t matter what you choose, as long as you do one thing more than the last time. Always prepared The main takeaway is this: You are always doing something  rather than  nothing. Let’s face it: The gym and exercise are usually the first thing to go when we get busy. Have a strategy no matter what life throws your way. This is my plan, and I’m confident that my daughter Juliet will be proud that I chose a healthy lifestyle over the Dad Bod.


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Identifying skin spots

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Dark spots, the bane of a perfect complexion. So how can we prevent or treat them? First, we must know the cause. The most important first step is seeking the care of a board-certified dermatologist for an evaluation and to rule out pre-cancer or skin cancer. The most common etiology of brown spots is freckles. The type that appears in childhood and darken in the summer are called “ephelides.” These are more common in fair-skinned people,

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but may occur in darker-skinned patients with a genetic predisposition. The best and only way to prevent these spots is to wear a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 daily. The second source of sun spots are called “lentigines.” These are the brown spots that we develop from cumulative sun exposure as we age. Once these occur, they are permanent! With that being said, there are treatments to lighten or reverse lentigines. In terms of prevention, a broad-spec-

cent) often with Retin-A to help lighten brown spots and even the skin tone. In addition, this topical regimen can be combined with a series of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments. IPL can target sun spots as well as redness and broken blood vessels. It is very effective, with best results seen in a series trum SPF should be your skincare mainstay. Other topically applied cosmeceuticals, like Vitamin C serums and hydroxy acids, can help lighten

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The zit that won’t quit By: Christine King Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers With engagement and wedding season upon us men and women alike are seeking better bodies and skin. There are many photos ahead, and during this extraordinary time couples not only want to look their best, but they also want to look their best ever. Skin breakouts are a real pain. Adults are always astounded when their face, neck or back magically breaks out, which leads to freak out, particularly when preparing for engagement and wedding photos. There’s nothing worse than the zit that won’t quit the week of your photo shoot. Most people exacerbate the issue by picking, squeezing and beating that thing to death, which only worsens the situation both in size and the stress and drama that follows. Being newly engaged is a thrilling and exciting time. However it’s also surrounded by celebrations, more rich food and alcohol than usual, and unfortunately missing a few workouts. Add the Holiday Season to this concoction, and we have a potential recipe for disaster! These factors significantly contribute to the quality and integrity of your skin. After he puts a ring on it and you float back to reality, it’s time to laser focus on resuming your routine. While still in engagement bliss, open your calendar or planner and schedule your workouts. These are some of your most essential weekly meetings. Getting a good sweat on helps detoxify and banish the toxins that invaded your body while celebrating. Be sure to immediately wash your face and any affected area without delay after exercise, even before you leave the gym. Next, schedule your food. Yup, you heard it right, decide what meals you’re going to eat for the week and put them in your schedule. I always counsel clients to “control when you have control.” There will be more celebrations and gatherings where healthy food choices are limited. It’s human nature to indulge on these occasions. However, you have full control when eating at home. Plan it, eat it and enjoy it!

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I suffered a concussion….Now what? By: Dr John Conde DC, DACNB Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, occurs when there is a mild blow to the head which may or may not lead to a loss of consciousness. This is very important to understand as a concussion is absolutely not synonymous with blacking out. The brain is surrounded by fluid and a protective membrane called meninges which act as a cushion. With a blow to the head the brain is jolted inside the skull and can be bruised. The regions of the brain most commonly affected are the frontal and temporal lobes because of the proximity to the skull. However, physiological effects are seen in the deep brain structures called the basal ganglia as well as the vestibular or balance system. You may have hit your head and are wondering if you suffered a concussion and if so what would be the standard of care going forward. First off, you need to be able to identify the appropriate signs of a concussion. These are headache, nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, dizziness, brain fog, irritability, and ringing in the ears. If you are exhibiting all or just one of these symptoms there is a good chance you suffered a concussion. When in doubt, get medical attention. It is recommended to seek medical attention from a clinician such as a chiropractic neurologist or a primary care doctor after sustaining a head injury with subsequent symptom pattern. If symptoms are progres-

sive and severe such as losing consciousness, developing seizure activity, developing amnesia, or vomiting it is recommended to seek immediate medical attention at a hospital or emergency room. After a thorough examination, the clinician will develop a treatment plan that involves active rehabilitation of the regions of the brain that were affected in a graded manner and will also recommend brain rest for 3-5 days. As a result of current research trends, the paradigm has shifted in terms of standard of care after any head injury. It now involves active neurological exercises targeting the physiologically affected regions of the brain as opposed to indefinite rest. The understanding is that acute signs such as nausea or headache may go away in 3-5 days with proper brain rest due to brain adaptation but the dynam-

ic signs which may go unnoticed may linger and progress for years creating maladaptive plasticity. The long term consequences are not well understood but there is growing evidence that may link concussive injuries to memory and cognitive deficiencies, chronic headaches, chronic dizziness, and lack of mental awareness. Therefore it is of paramount importance to pay attention to head injuries and seek proper attention. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, one of only one thousand in the country. He holds diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He provides specialized care for difficult cases of back neck pain, numbness-tingling, vertigo-dizziness balance disorders, fibromyalgia, migraines, AD/HD, autism, and dyslexia. His office is located at the Atlantic Grove in Delray Beach, FL and can be reached at 561-3306096,, and at

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Journalist/TV host Lunden urges Boca women: ‘Be proactive’ about breast cancer; ‘Know your normals’ By: Dale King Contributing Writer Journalist/television host Joan Lunden offered a frightening personal story – but with a happy ending -- to 1,200 people – mainly women – at last month’s “Go Pink Luncheon” sponsored by Boca Raton Regional Hospital for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Doctors found two tumors in my right breast [in 2014], both triple negative breast cancer, which means it’s more aggressive and faster growing,” said the talk show maven and women’s health advocate. “From the moment you hear the words ‘You have breast cancer,’ it’s almost like you’re shot out of a cannon. You are just propelled at this meteoric speed straight to a cancer surgeon,” she said. The veteran TV personality who hosts the CBS series “Your Health” announced with glee that today, she is cancer-free, an admission that drew thunderous applause from those in the packed dining hall at the Resort, site of the 14th annual “Go Pink” luncheon that salutes Boca’s fight against cancer. The event reportedly raised close to a million dollars.

It featured speeches by Kathy Schilling, MD, medical director of the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Center; Patti Carpenter, chair of the 14th annual “Go Pink” luncheon committee; Mark Larkin, president of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation and Louise Morrell, MD, medical director of the Lynn Cancer Institute. Larkin noted that statistically, one in eight women will get breast cancer during her lifetime. Lunden picked up on the statistic, saying: “I just didn’t think it would happen to me,” she said. “I didn’t think I’d be the one in eight. I told my-

self: ‘I’m a journalist. I interview breast cancer experts. I mistakenly thought I was immune. How could a journalist be so wrong?” Lunden recounted the details of her encounter to a hushed audience: “I went in for a routine mammogram, as I do every year, and for a follow-up ultrasound, which doctors have recommended because I have dense breast tissue, which can mask a mammogram’s results.” “As far as the mammogram was concerned, I was a picture of health, but when I got the ultrasound, I just knew something was wrong because they kept going back to the same place on my chest.” The TV host underwent 16 rounds of chemotherapy, followed by a lumpectomy and radiation. “I discovered I had the most wonderful doctors and nurses.” But she also scolded herself for missing the “risk factors: a bad diet, stress, lack of sleep, having children late in life and having fertility treatment.”

TV personality Joan Lunden speaks at the “Go Pink Luncheon” Oct. 13 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, telling the audience about her personal battle with breast cancer. Photo by Dale King.

She pointed out that had she not had an ultrasound in addition to the mammogram, “I could have walked out of that

Christine E. Lynn and Arlene Herson at the “Go Pink Luncheon” Oct. 13 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. . Photo by Dale King.

doctor’s office and said, ‘I’m good for another year.” Going the extra step made all the difference, she said. She warned that women should know if they have high breast density, because the tissue appears white on a mammogram – and can hide a tumor. “It’s like trying to find a snowball in a snowstorm. We should know our breast density like we know our cholesterol or our blood pressure.” Lunden, who hosted “Good Morning, America” for 17 years, has written a book about her cancer saga, called “Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival.” She told the “Go Pink Luncheon” that she has spent years lobbying Congress to pass the Breast Density Reporting Act, which would mandate that mammography reports include information about breast density, notifying women if their breast tissue is too dense for a mammogram.



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Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce brings back awards to Luminary event Staff report

After revamping and rebranding the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala to the Luminary event, awards recognizing top chamber member took a hiatus. This year they returned and three awards were bestowed on local business and community leaders during the event at the Delray Beach Marriott last month. Frances Bourque received the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Conde Center was awarded the Business of the Year and Pedro Andrade was named Business Person of the Year. Lifetime Achievement Award – Frances Bourque: The visionary founder of the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center. She has been named the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes the body of work of civic and business leaders who leave an indelible impact on Delray Beach. 

“Frances Bourque is a true civic icon; her work with Old School Square was a catalyst for downtown revitalization and shows how arts and culture can drive economic development,” Interim chamber CEO Vin Nolan said,

The Chamber’s Board Chair Cathy Balestriere agrees, hailing Bourque as, “an historic figure, whose work created a new image for Delray Beach that enabled us to grow tourism, restaurants, retail and creative industries.” Business of the Year – Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology: Founded in 2006 by Dr. John Conde, The Conde Center offers the most advanced, evidenced-based treatments in an environment with state-of-the-art equipment and expertly qualified physicians. The Conde Center and its staff are strong supporters of the Chamber and the whole community. Dr. Conde personally serves on the boards for both Cros Ministries

and the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, and is a Heal Our Wounded (HOW) ambassador. Over the past 11 years, the Conde Center has grown from 0 to 10 staff members and 20-30 percent year over year financially.  “We are truly humbled and honored to be recognized as Business of the Year. This is a true testament to all the hard work and dedication my staff and I have invested over the years,” Dr. Conde said.

Business Person of the Year – Pedro Andrade: General Manager of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Delray, who describes himself as a “partner” with the Delray Chamber of Commerce, not just a member. “People come to Anthony’s for the great food but also because Pedro makes everyone feel so special,” Nolan said. “He helps countless local nonprofit organizations in Delray by supporting their fundraising events because he truly believes that when you do good, you get good in return.”

Sklar Furnishings celebrates its 15 anniversary with 15 months of giving back th

Staff report Marking its 15th year in business in South Florida, Boca Raton-based Sklar Furnishings has spent 15 months in countdown to its anniversary by supporting its community by promoting one nonprofit mission a month. According to Co-Owner, CEO & President Rick Howard, “‘Give back’ has always been part of what drives us. It really is a wonderful, inspiring cycle… the more we excel, the more we are able to give back to our community.” Running from September 2016 until the close of 2017, the initiative has benefited the following 15: • American Cancer Society: during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rick Howard participated in its “Real Men Wear Pink” fundraising campaign and the staff walked as a team in the “Making Strides” event. • Florence Fuller Child Development Centers: hosted an in-showroom capital campaign donor thank you

reception • Spirit of Giving and Operation Christmas Child: donations to holiday gift drives • George Snow Scholarship Fund: hosted an in-showroom donors/ sponsors reception to promote the all-new Cowboy Ball. • Alzheimer’s Association Promise Garden Luncheon: hosted an in-showroom committee/sponsors pre-luncheon reception • Junior League of Boca Raton: hosted an in-showroom reception to support its food pantry and helped collect 2,800 lbs. of food. • Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County: hosted the 2017 WOMEN BUILD kick-off

in-showroom reception • Adolf & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center: a Ruby sponsor of the 2018 Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival with commitment to host in-store the festival’s post-event donors/sponsors/committee “thank you” event. • Place of Hope: hosted baby shower for new moms residing at POH • Big Dog Ranch Rescue: hosted “adoption” awareness day in-store with donation • Florida Atlantic University: a sponsor of the White Coats-4-Care Reception to welcome the incoming class of students of the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. • Boca Museum of Art: donated funds to Art Matters to send several children to art camp for a week. • Navy Seal Museum: sponsored its golf tournament to benefit Trident House. • Boca Raton Children’s Museum: donated money to be used where necessary to run programs. • Boca Raton Regional Hospital: donated to its “Greatest Needs” fund.


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Boca’s Economic Development report By: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

To celebrate the move, they were invited to ring the opening bell on Oct. 9 to mark their first day of trading. Early stage drone technology company EagleEye Intelligence has also been raising money. Last quarter they raised $3.4 million in venture capital funding and announced the closing of $6 million Series B financing, which will be used to fund their aerial platform as well as their sales and operations teams. Office Depot purchased their corporate headquarters for $132 million and last month entered into a definitive agreement to buy technology company CompuCom for $1 billion.

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Town Center Boca Raton Starting in 2018, Town Center at Boca Raton will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation. They recently renovated the grand entrance at Center Court and are continuing with additional upgrades. The new renovation will focus primarily on interior enhancements - along with the addition of a new luxury boutique entrance between Macy’s and Saks. The renovations are slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Boca Airport’s 4,700-square-foot Customs facility is expected to be completed by year-end; officially opening our City to direct international business and tourism opportunities. Boca’s Business Briefs

Penn Florida’s development in Downtown Boca closed $318 million in debt financing - marking the largest deal in South Florida so far, this year. The 2 million square foot project includes the newly constructed 366 luxury rental property 101 Via Mizner, the Mandarin Oriental hotel and condominiums and 60,000 square feet of highend retail. Condo ownership will include a membership to the Via Mizner Golf & City Club, which will be designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Our corporate community has had a busy and productive quarter. Last month, biotech company TherapeuticsMD announced that they closed an equity offering of $70 million through the issuance of common stock. In addition to the offering, they’ll be adding 100 new employees to their sales team.  TherapeuticsMD also announced that they’ll be moving their listing to Nasdaq.


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Delray toy inventor pitches new game on ‘Toy Box’ By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor

are mailed to a person who keeps it for three days before passing it along to someone in need. She has a lipgloss line called Rock Candy Girl that can be found in Target and Walmart and is working with the inventor of a product that removes moisture from cell phones if they are dropped in water.

Ashley Mady just wants people to smile and laugh. So, she has made her career doing socreating games and products that bring a smile to peoples’ faces. The Delray Beach resident, inventor and entrepreneur recently showcased her newest creation “Mad Moves” on popular ABC network show “Toy Box.” Toy inventors pitch their idea to a panel of kid judges, who determine if the toy has a shot at winning a deal with Mattel. And while Mady’s Mad Moves did not receive the green light to move forward in the competition, the kids enjoyed playing the game and Mady said the experience was awesome. “It was really fun,” she said. “It gave me the opportunity to share the game with so many families.” Mad Moves is a family friendly game that combines dancing and charades. “I wanted to create a game that would get kids and families up and moving and away from cell phones,” she said. “There

Ashley Mady shows off her new game Mad Moves at her Delray Beach studio. Staff photo.

were no games on the market that centered around dance.” Designed for ages six to 100, and three or more players, players spin a wheel and draw a corresponding category card, which include different actions, animals and people, and are used in charades style guessing games and dance battles. The more than 300 dance combinations include a flamingo doing the limbo, a tap dancing robot or a T-Rex performing ballet. The first person who guesses the category correctly wins the card, with the object to win the most category cards.

is able to guess what category card is being held. In other words, the players Mad Moves need some major help! Tomato cards cancel out category cards; you don’t want them.

“I work on a lot of things at once,” she said. “It’s what I love to do, the creative.” She works on creating a product, naming it, branding it, packaging it and making it so it is ready to be sold. “I provide a business in a box,” she said.

• Freeze Dance cards keep players on their toes. If you pick one up, you must strike a pose and scream ‘freeze dance’! The last person to mimic you and freeze in your pose gets a tomato.

Her passion for inventing began while she was in college at the University of Florida. She said she was selected to participate in the design program, which was very conceptual and hands-on.

• Dance Battle cards catapult game play into a memory competition that goes back and forth. First, pick a person to battle. Do a move and the person you are

She created a game and from there, she realized she wanted to work for a toy company. She landed her first job directly out of school and came up with an idea

There are also special cards: • Tomato Cards are thrown when no one

Delray resident Ashley Mady recently pitched her game Mad Moves on ABC show “Toy Box.” Submitted photo.

battling copies the first move and adds one more; then you add a third move, and so on. It continues until someone messes up. Moves should correspond to the theme of the card you pick up Ex: Dance Battle like a Cowboy could include riding a horse, lasso swinging, gun shooting, etc. There’s also a Midnight Spinner, sold separately, to take the dance party to the next level of hilarity. This spinner includes: booty dance, belly dance, breakdance, shimmy and dance battle. Mady said Mad Moves is just one of dozens of products in her portfolio. She has created BearySweet, a line of bears that, “Sprinkle the world with sweetness.” The concept is that the bears

for an invention. She was given a budget to develop her idea and from there was moved into the company’s marketing department where she worked until the company was purchased and relocated to California. She stayed in South Florida to launch her own company in 2009. She dreams up and creates a product or concept and then seeks manufacturers. A majority of her work is in the toy industry, she said. Her dream: to make an item or product that becomes a household name. “I want to create something that when you say the name everyone knows what it is,” she said. “But the ultimate goal is to make people laugh and smile.”


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Comparing ultra-safe investment options By: John M. Campanola, Agent New York Life Insurance Company Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers With savings account rates at historic lows, many retirees and other savers are uncertain where to go to stretch their dollars, while keeping their assets as safe as possible. Options include certificates of deposit (CDs), money market accounts, U.S. Treasury securities and fixed-deferred annuities. How do they compare? Here’s an overview: Certificates of deposits (CDs): Issued primarily by banks, a certificate of deposit (CD) is a savings vehicle with a fixed maturity date and a fixed interest rate that is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for up to $250,000 per CD holder. CDs are typically used for short- to medium-term savings needs. They typically offer a higher investment return than traditional savings accounts, but lower rates of return than fixed-deferred annuities.

Money market accounts: A money market account usually combines the flexibility of a traditional savings account with a higher interest rate and the ability to write a limited number of checks. Money market accounts seek to maintain a stable $1 unit value and because of their stability are often used as “parking places” for liquid assets. These accounts also are backed by the FDIC, and typically require a larger minimum balance than a savings account. Treasury securities: Treasury securities are essentially loans to the federal government, and come in three forms. T-Bills offer the shortest terms—four, 13, 26, and 52 weeks. T-Notes occupy the middle, maturing in two, three, five, seven, or 10 years, while T-Bonds, known as “long bonds,” offer a 30-year maturity date and will pay interest on a semiannual basis. Treasury securities rank among the safest investments, because they have

the backing of the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. government as to the timely payment of interest and principal. However, they are subject to inflation and their values fluctuate in response to changes in interest rates. Fixed-deferred annuities: A fixed-deferred annuity offers some of the benefits of a CD, including the ability to generate interest safely, while also giving the holder the ability to delay the payment of income taxes on money earned on the annuity. Their aim is to return your principal investment to you with interest. Fixed-deferred annuities are typically used for long-term funding needs related to retirement. However, access to the funds in an annuity is limited, and fixed-deferred annuities involve insurance-related fees and charges. They are issued by insurance companies and are not backed by the FDIC. Therefore, the financial stability of the issuing insurance

company is key. You can evaluate the financial strength of an insurance company by checking its ratings by independent sources, which include Moody’s, A.M. Best, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch. This educational third-party article is provided as a courtesy by John M. Campanola, Agent, New York Life Insurance Company. To learn more about the information or topics discussed, please contact John M. Campanola at 561-642-5180.

Boca-based Gift of Life Marrow Registry launches mobile app Staff report

and fundraising.

recruitment drives.

Boca Raton’s Gift of Life Marrow Registry, a nonprofit, public bone marrow and blood stem cell registry, recently announced the launch of their groundbreaking new app, SwabApp for both iOS and Android, on World Marrow Donor Day.

“Since its inception, Gift of Life has prided itself on being innovators in the field of bone marrow donor recruitment and we are thrilled to have debuted the app on such a special day,” said Gift of Life Founder and CEO Jay Feinberg. “Our team worked tirelessly to create an app that makes it that much easier to save a life and put that power in the palm of peoples’ hands.”

Gift of Life is a member of the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA), a global organization of blood stem cell and marrow registries that originated the annual World Marrow Donor Day event.

The new smart phone app facilitates the donor registration process with streamlined access to pre-screening questions and the donation process. From joining the registry to managing appointments if one is called as a match, the app provides a seamless experience for donors while offering opportunities for participating in the nonprofit’s events

The new app is the latest in a long list of “firsts” accomplished by Gift of Life. They were the first to recruit donors via cheek swab kits, first to utilize its website to allow donors to register and the first to offer mobile registration for donors at

According to the World Marrow Donor Association, more than 30 million people from over 55 countries have joined registries. Over 50,000 patients per year look for a matched donor outside their family and almost half of the patients that find a donor, find his or her perfectly matched donor in another country. For more information about Gift of Life visit or call 561-9822900.


Biz Briefs Boca resident recognized by Forbes

Rachel Barzilay, CAP®, CFP®, CRPC®, a Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Boca Raton, was recently named to Forbes’ inaugural “America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors” list. Barzilay is a partner in the Barzilay Group, where she works alongside her father Arthur Barzilay, who has been with Merrill Lynch for more than 35 years. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 and focuses on advising clients about municipal bonds, retirement and estate planning services, education savings accounts, philanthropic trusts and foundations as well as corporate lending through access to Bank of America, N.A. The list, developed by SHOOK Research, acknowledges the industry’s future leaders, who were born in 1980 or later. A Boca Raton resident, Barzilay earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance from the University of Florida, where she was a dean’s list graduate. According to Forbes, to qualify for this ranking, advisors must have been born in 1980 or more recent; and Forbes/SHOOK considered advisors building their own teams, and those on teams that are likely to assume a leadership position. In addition, advisors were interviewed by telephone and in person, and measured qualitatively, examining service models, investing processes, experience levels and integrity. Each advisor completes a lengthy survey and factors considered include: compliance records, client retention, revenues produced for their firms and assets managed. Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group wins award

Delray’s Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group has been nominated and accepted as 2017 AIOFLA’S 10 Best Law Firm in Florida For Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Florida’s Family Law Firm, Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, PA as 2017 10 Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass a rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/ or peer nominations, thorough research and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process. One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction. Delray’s Call 4 Health adds third location Delray Beach-based Call 4 Health has added a third location and will expand its operations with a new facility in Spring Hill, Tenn.

CEO. “With this new facility, we will be able to greatly increase our volume and bring our proprietary, innovative technology to even more hospitals and medical centers around the country.” The expansion includes adding a 15,000-square-foot facility that will house about 200 call center agents and triage nurses. Call 4 Health uses state-of-the-art technological initiatives, and currently processes up to 30,000 calls daily for 1,408 clients. Call 4 Health serves clients nationwide in almost every state, with 80 percent of its clients being hospitals and healthcare systems, and the remaining 20 percent in homecare, hospice and pharmaceuticals.  With the addition of the Spring Hill facility, Call 4 Health expects to increase its daily call volume over time to 50,000, and client base to 2,000. For more information, please visit Space of Mind hires academic director Space of Mind, a fulltime schoolhouse and community studio for students, adults, families and educators, has appointed Cristina Sciortino as Academic Director. Sciortino has been an assistant principal, reading specialist and teacher for the past eight years, and prior to this was an attorney. She has focused her educational career specifically in the areas of reading and special education, and has been trained in various curricula such as Wilson, Lucy Caulkins, and Interactive Read Aloud.

The company is a medical call center and nurse triage service. The company is headquartered in Delray and also operates a call center in Linthicum Heights, MD.

Sciortino believes that a multi-faceted approach to reading is important and strives to create engaging, stimulating and impactful curriculum. She is a University of Florida certified Lastinger instructional coach and uses her certification to work effectively with her staff to improve instructional practice and learning.

“The demand for call center services in the medical industry has exploded in recent years,” said Joseph Pores, Call 4 Health

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Boca Chamber’s Golden Bell Education Foundation hands out $85K to local schools for 2017 at hurricane-delayed breakfast Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, $3,000, to purchase Chromebooks for technology education.

By: Dale King Contributing Writer It was the intent of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to distribute more than $85,000 to city schools at a breakfast Sept. 14 as part of the annual Golden Bell Education Foundation’s allotment of financial assistance to learning centers around the city. Instead, on Sept. 14, Boca Raton was still mopping up from massive Hurricane Irma and city students, like all others in Palm Beach County, were in the middle of a storm-induced week off from school. Ratchet ahead two weeks and things were a lot different. The dining room of the Via Mizner Country Club was filled with students, teachers and members of the Boca Chamber Sept. 28 to take care of what should have been done a fortnight earlier. Following breakfast sponsored by Bluegreen Vacations as well as several speeches, Chamber officials handed out grants to principals, administrators and students from 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools and also the George Snow Scholarship Foundation, which provides funding for those looking to further their education, but can’t afford it. The Chamber collects money throughout the year to help schools purchase items they cannot afford to buy with money in the school district’s budget. In addition to distributing grants, the Chamber raised $7,000 during the breakfast this year through a “Text to Give” program that will be applied to next year’s donations. As of 2017, the Golden Bell Education Foundation has presented more than $1.4 million to Boca schools since its inception in 1991. Guest speakers were Susan J. Saturday, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Bluegreen Vacations and BBX Capital Companies, and Dr. Robert Avossa, Ed.D., superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District. The following facilities were 2017 Golden Bell Education Foundation grant recipients:  ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS A.D. Henderson University School --$2,989 to purchase “Letters Alive,” a supplemental reading program, and $2,639 for “Picture Perfect” STEM (Science, Technology, English, Math) lessons that seamlessly tie science and reading together. Addison Mizner Elementary -- $3,000 to purchase Fundations Kits, an individualized reading program that teaches students using a multi-sensory approach.

Thomas Cully and Domenico Guadalupe, students at Hammock Pointe Elementary, talk about how Golden Bell grants have benefitted their school. Photo by Jordi Gerking.

Boca Raton Elementary – $3,000 to purchase Fundation Literacy Kits for kindergarten through grade 2. Calusa Elementary -- $3,500 to purchase guided reading books for all grades. Coral Sunset Elementary -- $3,080 to buy full-color information books with hands-on extension activities for science instruction in each grade. Del Prado Elementary -- $3,500 to buy literacy intervention kit designed to bring children quickly up to grade-level competency. Hammock Pointe Elementary -- $3,500 to purchase Literacy Intervention Reading Kits and replacement supplies. J.C. Mitchell -- $530 to purchase learning kits for STEM programs for students with disabilities; $127 to purchase two sets of “Who Would Win?” books and $2,729 to buy kits that will allow students to build small-scale robots. Sandpiper Shores Elementary, $2,895, to purchase reading interventions material and whole group instruction. Sunrise Park Elementary, $3,500, to buy Fundations phonics sets to expand the program to all classes in grade 2. Verde Elementary School, $2,367 for two “Short Read” reading kits and $853 for two Reading Running Record kits. Waters Edge Elementary School, $3,703, to purchase first grade and second grade Fundations Teachers kits. Whispering Pines Elementary School, $2,956 to support the Project Lead the Way Program. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Boca Community Middle School, $1,506 for “Go For It” program to develop vocabulary and language skills for ESOL kids; $199 to buy a Read-Along Listening Center and $912 to buy earth science equipment and $1,700 for a set of Everglades Mathematics books.

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Eagles Landing Middle School, $2,635 to purchase eight Lynxmotion Robotic arm kits in the Project Lead the Way Academy.

West Boca Raton High School, $6,000 of in-kind services in grant from West Boca Medical Center; $1,240 for stop-motion animation kids and $536 for microslides for the marine biology program.

Loggers’ Run Middle School, $3,200, to create a molecular biology lab focusing on healthy/sustainable food.

The George Snow Scholarship Fund received $7,000. Its president, Tim Snow, accepted.


The 2017 Golden Bell Grant Application period is closed. For more information on grants for 2018, contact cworkman@bocachamber. com in the New Year.

A.D. Henderson University School/FAU High, $2,508 to purchase three DNA Analysis Lab Kits. Principal Sherry Bees accepted. Olympic Heights High, $1,567 for TV production equipment; $1,583 for times for physics labs; $549 for books designed for children with autism and/or language delays and $1,249 to create STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) space in library media center. Principal David Clark accepted. Spanish River Community High, $825 to purchase materials for marketing and business students to prepare for DECA competitions and $2,000 to purchase materials for biotechnology academy. Principal William

From left, Boca Chamber President Troy McLellan, Boca Chamber Chair Ethel Isaacs Williams, Susan Saturday, Jim Saturday and Golden Bell Chair Chuck Stout. Susan Saturday, an executive at Bluegreen Vacations, gave the sponsor spotlight. She and Jim also personally matched $2,500 in donations to Golden Bell during the event. Photo by Jordi Gerking.



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CycleBar opens Boca location Staff report A new indoor cycling studio where you can work out and rock out has come to Boca Raton. CycleBar, which combines indoor cycling with high-energy music, is now open at the Park Place Shopping Center at 5560 N. Military Trail. The workout is for riders of all ages and fitness levels. Coaches, called CycleStars, lead engaging rides fueled by playlists in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre, to give riders a 50-minute cardio workout. CycleTheatre features 48 bikes plus LED lighting, widescreen graphics and state-of-the-art audio complete with a DJ booth. Riders can enjoy concierge service and amenities including free towels, lockers and shoes. Performance data is tracked via CycleStats and if you like a song played during the work out you can download music used in the class. After each ride, guests can cool down with fresh fruit and aromatherapy to relax.

“Boca Raton is a lively area where residents truly care about health and fitness, and we’re excited to offer the community a new way to workout, have fun and engage with their peers,” said Chris Sommer owner and operator of the Boca Raton and Weston locations. Sommer along with Scot McBride own and operate CycleBars in Boca Raton and Weston. They are looking to expand with at least two additional locations in Palm Beach and Broward counties in 2018. Manager of the new location Michelle Mascari said the CycleBar experience focuses on hospitality. “The ride is only part of what we do,” she said. “We want you to feel like a guest. We want to provide a premium service for our riders.” She said first-time riders will spend a lot of time being fitted on the bike to make sure they are comfortable. “If you aren’t comfortable, you aren’t going to come back,” she said. “We spend a lot of time fitting someone properly on the bike.”

She said the classes are designed for men, women and families. “Anybody can do it,” she said. CycleBar offers both month ly and pay-per-class packages, with no membership necessary. Online booking allows guests to purchase class packages and reserve a specific bike up to a week in advance. For more information, visit https://bocaraton.cyclebar. com

i9 sports player becomes local franchise owner By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Brandon Seeley grew up playing youth sports with i9 Sports, now he owns a local franchise.

Seeley, 24, went from player to coach to referee to owner and he says he still loves i9 Sports as much as he did when he was younger. “It is a sports league like no other,” he said.

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It is the kind of league that reminds parents why they signed their kids up to play sports, he said, adding the focus is on the kids, not the parents yelling at each other.

The company was founded in 2003 on the principle that, “The No. 1 reason kids play organized sports is to have fun, not to become the next draft pick.”

i9 is based in Tampa and has more than 750 territories across the country and more than 1.4 million players. Seeley’s territory covers Boca, Delray and Boynton. It is independently operated, but follows i9’s business model and mission of helping kids succeed in life through sports.

The model teaches good sportsmanship, healthy competition and safety.

“I fell in love with what i9 stands for,” Seeley said. “It’s a real big, happy family.”

He said he loves seeing the kids grow as they learn how to kick a soccer ball to scoring a goal.

Sports offered include baseball, soccer, football and basketball for kids from third grade to sixth grade. i9 operates year round at different venues like Olym-

After dabbling in real estate, Seeley said he purchased his franchise. He said there is nothing like getting out on the fields over the weekend to see all the hard work his players put in pay off.

“You are managing a sports league for kids,” he said. “You get to see how it changes their lives.”

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Stronger & Better Together Campaign helps fund Puerto Rico hurricane relief Five Questions with Peter Gary, CEO of Pinnacle Advertising and Marketing, and volunteer with Stronger & Better Together

1. How did Stronger & Better Together Happen? Not long after Hurricane Maria roared through Puerto Rico and devastated the island, I received a call from my good friend John Tolbert, General Manager of the Boca Resort. He told me he was starting a fund with his friend Tanya Collazo, a native of San Juan, to help the thousands of families struggling in Puerto Rico. He asked for my help in rallying local business for donations and organizing the relief missions. Without an ounce of hesitation, I was honored to help get this mission off the ground.  They just completed their fifth trip with much needed supplies and are continuing to plan our future missions.  2. What is Stronger & Better Together? This campaign was started by Tanya Collazo and John Tolbert, both residents of South Florida, and has gained tremendous support and partnership from the local community including Boca Raton Resort & Club, Pinnacle Advertising & Marketing, Delray Medical Center, Boca Voice, Bliss Salon, American Dog Rescue, Purlife Fitness Center, Pine Crest School and Donna Klein Jewish Academy. We are asking for help in raising money and awareness for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Items being collected are deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, bug spray, band aids, hand sanitizer, diapers, baby wipes, baby food, toilet paper, batteries, acetaminophen, Neosporin, garbage bags, Lysol wipes, paper town, flash lights, portable chargers, generators, and animal food. 3. What are the missions like? For every box full of food and water and for every box of toilet paper or container of batteries, there is such a tremendous pride in being drenched in sweat as you load it all into the plane. The flight there is always eerily quiet, as we all prepare ourselves for what we will see. Sure, we’ve all gone through our own hurricanes

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Local ‘visionaries’ honored at third Boca Raton Mayors Ball Proceeds also earmarked for Hurricane Irma aid

By: Dale King Contributing Writer Members of the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton transformed their third annual Mayors Ball into a specialized experience for the nearly 400 people who attended the festivities the evening of Oct. 14. Rotarians rolled out the red carpet – literally – struck up the band and snapped photos of anyone who asked. Members and guests donned gowns and tuxes to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, then sat down for a sumptuous meal specially prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Roenbeck in the main hall of the venerable Boca Raton Resort & Club. The room where three Boca “visionaries” were honored for their contributions was decorated with overflowing vases of light blue and white flowers. A city-themed décor curated by the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum swept across the room. Co-chairs and Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton members Constance Scott and Kim Champion, and the honorary chair, former Mayor Susan Whelchel, introduced recipients of the George Long Award – an illustrious honor named for Boca Raton’s first appointed mayor who served from 1924 to 1925. Recognized as a visionary among individuals was Bobby Campbell, a shoe industry magnate who shared his largesse with Boca Raton. Kaufman Lynn Construction was picked as visionary among companies in Boca and Florida Atlantic University was honored for its visionary performance in the area of nonprofits. Rotary Club Downtown President Penny Money welcomed

Mayors Ball co-chair emeritus Kari Oeltjen, left, with Mayor Susan Haynie, at the third annual Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Mayors Ball Oct. 14 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Photo by Dale King.

Bobby Campbell, a recipient of the George Long Award, addresses the crowd at the third annual Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Mayors Ball. Photo by Dale King.

attendees. She noted that money raised at the annual ball “will enrich a variety of health and wellness-related programs and projects for a diverse assortment of nonprofits serving the Boca community.” A portion of the funding will be set aside to help “those that stepped up to help local victims of Hurricane Irma when aid was most needed.”

Recognized for individual achievement in industry and philanthropy was Bobby Campbell, who made an indelible imprint on the international footwear trade. Founder, owner and chairman of BBC International, he led the company into becoming one of the leading children’s and athletic footwear design and sourcing companies in the world.

“Our Mayors Ball co-chairs, Kim Champion and Constance Scott, alongside the founder of the Mayor’s Ball and our 2017 event producer, Jon Kaye, have worked tirelessly to make this Mayor’s Ball not only successful, but truly enjoyable for the attendees.”

The recipient has also been a generous philanthropist, supporting capital campaigns, making endowed legacy gifts, donating to educational and children’s missions and underwriting health and wellness organizations. Most recently, he and his wife, Barbara, donated $5 million to build the 12,000-square-foot Bobby and Barbara Campbell Academic Success Center that will be the cornerstone of the Schmidt Family Complex for Academics and Athletic Excellence at FAU.

Morey added: “The Mayors Ball is an annual beacon of city pride. The best part of the evening is seeing personal and professional reconnections made and relationships renewed and strengthened as together we celebrate ‘Boca at its best.’”

Dr. John Kelly, president of the Boca-based university, came forward to accept the George Long Award for the educational institution. Established in 1961, the university today serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students with 1,000 faculty members at sites throughout a six-county service region. Michael Kaufman, head of Kaufman Lynn Construction, brought his staff to the stage with him to accept the George Long Award for the company.

From left, Mayors Ball co-chair Constance Scott, FAU President John Kelly, co-chair emeritus and event producer Jon Kaye and co-chair Kim Champion, at the third annual Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Mayors Ball Oct. 14 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Kelly accepted a George Long Award on behalf of FAU. Photo by Jeffrey Tholl.

Mike Kaufman, owner of Kaufman Lynn Construction, speaks to the audience at the third annual Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Mayors Ball Oct. 14 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. His firm received a George Long Award as a visionary company. Photo by Dale King.

Since 1989, KL has built high quality buildings and made long-lasting client relationships throughout South Florida. The firm is headquartered in Boca Raton with offices in Southeast and Southwest Florida, North Carolina and Texas. The event raised more than $125,000 for the club’s “Service above Self” grant program that supports the health and wellness needs of nonprofits.





Vice President of Development for Penn-Florida Companies Frank Weed speaks during the Master Brokers Forum. Photo courtesy of Boca Councilman Scott Singer speaks during the Master Brokers FoDowntown photo. rum. Photo courtesy of Downtown photo.

Master Brokers Forum hosts Councilman Scott Singer at the Residences at Mandarin Oriental sakes gallery Staff report The Gold Coast Master Brokers Forum (MBF), a networking group comprised of South Florida’s top residential real estate agents, recently visited the newly-opened sales gallery for The Residences at Man-

tions worldwide with a residential

ing events to attract visitors; and the

property bearing the Mandarin

city’s remarkable success in mar-

Oriental name. The transformative

keting, branding, and maintaining

project will feature 85 homes that

dramatically low millage rates while

celebrate the Boca Raton lifestyle,

increasing property values.

with prices ranging from $1.5 million to $12.5 million for one-to

darin Oriental, Boca Raton.

five-bedroom units.

The attendees were treated to pre-

Goldberg was also joined by Frank

sentations about this pre-construction luxury condominium development and the city’s exciting new public offerings. More than 60 Master Brokers attended the event, which opened with a welcome from Gold Coast

Weed, Vice President of Development for Penn-Florida Companies, who shared the company’s past

“Our company recognizes the value in maintaining strong and friendly relations with South Florida’s outstanding broker community, and appreciated the chance to welcome such a distinguished group of professionals to our $3.5 million sales

and ongoing projects taking shape

gallery,” Weed said.

throughout Palm Beach County.

“We were delighted with the oppor-

This was followed by a special pre-

tunity to visit this spectacular proj-

sentation from Boca Councilman


Palm Beach County

ect, and to learn about an exceptional addition to South Florida’s luxury

MBF chair Carolyn Block Ellert,

Scott Singer, who discussed the

followed by an introduction to The

city’s new infrastructural and eco-

Residences at Mandarin Oriental,

nomic developments, in a presen-

Boca Raton from the development’s

tation tailored specifically to the

sales director, Harlan Goldberg.

region’s real estate community.

Goldberg introduced his sales team

Singer outlined the downtown ar-

to have Council Member Singer

and outlined the exciting condo-

ea’s new retail, dining, hotel, and

brief us in a way that spoke to our

minium; one of a select few loca-

residential offerings; groundbreak-

specific interests and concerns.”

real estate inventory,” said Carolyn Block Ellert, Gold Coast MBF chair. “It was also a great pleasure to discover the exciting new projects that are taking shape in Boca Raton, and

The Master Brokers Forum was held at the Residences of Mandarin Oriental Alejandro Salazar, Anne Marie Dietz and Harlan Goldberg at sales gallery. Photo courtesy of Downtown photo. the Master Brokers Forum. Photo courtesy of Downtown photo.

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Do I really need flood insurance? By: Christel Silver Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

buy flood insurance.

What is a flood? A flood is an overflow of water usually over dry land. It could also be the inflow of a tide. It may occur as overflow from river, lake, or ocean. One would think that beach homes are the ones to mostly flood, but this is wrong. Most floods occur inland. Floods often cause damage to homes and businesses.

Your mortgage lender may require flood insurance, even if you are not in a highrisk flood zone.

They are the most common and costly natural disaster and they can happen anywhere. Twenty percent of all floods happen to properties outside the highrisk flood area. That is one reason why everyone should have flood insurance. Did you know that less than one-third of all homes in Houston had flood insurance?  These people have to request help from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) or SBA (US Small Business Administration), and they only help once the President declares the area or the State to be a Disaster Area. Usually the help does not cover all the damage and may have to be paid back in some cases – while the flood insurance handles

above the deductible amount. Palm Beach County has redone the flood map, the first time since 1982, and the new map became effective on Oct. 5. The homeowners within a new flood zone should have been notified already. Here is some information: if your insurance premium is raised substantially, you can apply for a gradual increase. Call your insurance provider for more information. Everybody in a flood zone and holding a mortgage must buy flood insurance and it is typically collected monthly with your mortgage payment. The flood zones starting with the letter A or V are considered high-risk flood zones if they have a one percent chance of flooding every year. All other flood zones (starting with the letters B, C, or X) are not required to

In order to determine whether you are in a flood zone, you need an Elevation Certificate, which can be ordered online. You can also go to CoreLogic and request a Flood Zone Determination ($12) if you live in a high-risk flood zone. The government has the National Flood Insurance program, which was just extended by President Trump until December. Congress will have to deal with this issue for the future. You should contact your home insurance provider and discuss your options. About Christel Silver Christel Silver is a full time Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty servicing the East Coast of South Florida. In 1985 she was licensed in Maryland and Washington DC as a Realtor and later as a Certified Residential Appraiser and Associate

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First-time homebuyers: How to select a real estate agent By: Karen Laurence Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers In this day and age, getting access to a Real Estate Agent is easy. All agents have a fiduciary responsibility to treat their clients honestly and fairly, while keeping your best interests at heart. Finding the right agent who is ethical, honest, patient, and who will educate you is the task at hand. It is hardest for first time home buyers because the likely have little or no experience in selecting an agent. They don’t know what to expect and they think all agents are alike. They need some guidance to help them sort out the ones that are better suited to their real estate buying needs. A real estate agent is someone who’s taken some basic training classes and then has applied for, and passed, a state licensing exam. Basically, most people can become a real estate agent and continue to practice as long as they place their sales license with a licensed broker. An Agent, a broker and a Realtor (a National Asso-

ciation of Realtors designation) are all required to take a set number of hours of continuing education courses in order to renew and keep their license. You can work with a real estate broker or a Realtor, who is licensed by the National Association of Realtors and who promises to stand by a more complex set of standards when assisting you with your real estate needs. First time home buyers should first ask those in their personal circle of friends or acquaintances for a referral to an agent, based upon their experience with them. This way, the agent is not an unknown quantity. If that is not possible, you can ask the local chamber of commerce, or the local board of realtors. Finding a realtor is all about hiring someone to address your house situation, whether it be to buy or to sell. Treat it like a job interview. Maybe interview more than one. Some potential questions to ask can be: How long have you been in the real estate business? Do you primarily work with buyers or

sellers? What markets do you focus on? How do you plan to communicate with me? What if I find a house online? Can you take me to see it as well? Do you have any personal references that I can view or call? What is your marketing plan? What are your expectations from a Realtor? Buyers expect a professional that will put forth their best efforts in locating their home, within their financial boundaries and incorporating their preferences such a pool, or a large back yard. The agent should be able to provide two or three references for a loan, if that is what the

buyers need. If not pre-approved when they come to you, agents should be able to aid them with this basic requirement, Buyers need to be educated as to what realistically they can afford for their price point, not what is their fantasy house that will cost double of what they are approved for. They should be realistic in their offers and not expect a low ball or a cash offer to always get the deal. When you have found the real estate agent that makes you feel comfortable, that you bond with, or when you find someone that seems to able to educate you and has patience to explain the processes to you, hire them. The other piece of the puzzle is that you, as the buyer, will cooperate to the fullest with your agent so that the transaction will get completed and you will be a happy home owner. The National Association of Realtors, found that buyers want two things from an agent: a good reputation in the industry and honesty. Karen Laurence is a sales associate with Keller Williams Company. She is a Technical Real Estate Instructor, Real Estate Agent and Certified Luxury Agent. 516524-3953.



Town Center at Boca Raton to undergo transformation Staff report

Town Center Mall is undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation both inside and outside. The improvements will create a brighter, more inviting and relaxing atmosphere inside the mall, according to Simon. Overall, Town Center at Boca Raton will be reimagined to feature a modernized design layered with neutral tones using nature-inspired materials. “Town Center has proudly served the Boca Raton community for over 35 years. This renovation will perfectly fit the Boca lifestyle and further elevate the center into a premier luxury shopping destination.” said Sal Saldana, General Manager at Town Center at Boca Raton. “We are certain these

unique enhancements will complement our exclusive lineup of department stores, retailers and restaurants.” Plans include: A new luxury boutique entrance, located between Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, which features an upscale valet and roundabout with landscaping and sleek signage. Updated ceiling frames and natural illuminating window panes. New stone and porcelain tile floors. New and enhanced seating lounges with neutral carpeting, upgraded furniture, and charging stations. Sculptures suspended above several water features. New LED lighting.

Renderings of plans to revamp Boca’s Town Center Mall. Photo courtesy of Gensler.

Elevated retailer storefronts. A transformed Center Court featuring a stone fountain, back-lit frosted glass panels, white gypsum ceilings, seating lounges with contemporary furniture, and a unique polished metal chandelier suspended above.

Renderings of plans to revamp Boca’s Town Renderings of plans to revamp Boca’s Town Center Mall. Photo Center Mall. Photo courtesy of Gensler. courtesy of Gensler.

This extensive renovation follows the completion of a significant restoration of the signature grand entrance near Center Court. This resort-style entrance features a large roundabout drop off, valet, elongated

water feature and glass porte-cochères with programmable multicolor lighting. Gensler, the world’s leading collaborative design firm, will serve as the design architect, and VCC Construction is the project’s general contractor. The redevelopment is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018. Town Center at Boca Raton will remain open during regular business hours throughout the process. Visit our website and social media accounts for the latest updates about the project.

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Realtors® group donates items, money to Hurricane Irma relief efforts Staff report

Hall, CEO of the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. “We are grateful for all of the dona-

The Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort

tions made by our members and those who volunteered

Lauderdale recently donated a truck full of items and $10,000 to benefit the Florida Realtors Disaster Fund for

to drive the items to the Keys.”

Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the Keys. The Associ-

The Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lau-

ation worked in conjunction with the Marathon Asso-

derdale is the 3rd largest local real estate association in

ciation of Realtors® and Realtor® Derrick Johnson, who

the country. As one unified voice, RAPB + GFLR rep-

spearheaded the campaign.

resent 25,000 Realtors®, 30,000 MLS subscribers, and 5 regional boards across South Florida and the Treasure

“We are very pleased to do what we can to help our Realtor community and many of those effected by the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Irma,” said Dionna

Pictured from L-R: JD McClintock, Matthew Leger, a helping citizen, Derrick Johnson & his wife, and Alex Mann. Submitted photo.

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Boca West Country Club promotes longtime staff member to GM, COO Staff report

quickly, serving first as Food and Beverage Director, then as Club Manager. He became Assistant General Manager in 2015.

Boca West Country Club has promoted one of its employees to serve as the club’s Chief Operating Officer and General Manager.

“I look forward to further elevating Boca West Country Club and particularly appreciate having the confidence of the Boca West Board of Governors, the club members and my predecessor, Jay DiPietro,” Linderman said.

Matthew Linderman, certified club manager, has taken on his new role.

Earlier in his career, Linderman served as the Director of Food and Beverage for the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. In addition, he assisted with the opening task force for several Four Seasons properties throughout the company. Other previous employers include the National Hotel in Miami Beach, The Luxury Collection Bal Harbour Beach Resort, Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel Miami, the Rainbow Room in New York, and Middle Bay Country Club on Long Island.

He joined Boca West Country Club in 2005 after serving as the Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. He joined Boca West as the Assistant Food and Beverage Director and moved up the ranks

A native of Long Island, New York, Linderman resides in Boynton Beach with his wife and two daughters. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in Hospitality and a concentration in wine and spirits/formal dining. “The members are delighted to have Matthew as the new COO/GM at Boca West,” chairman of the board Howard Liebman said. “He is beyond competent and hard working. His extensive knowledge of private country club management, along with his experience in 5 star hospitality at some of the country’s top hotels and restaurants means that our members will get the very best, whether it is in our tennis programs, in the many restaurants on the club grounds, in the spa and fitness center, on the golf courses or elsewhere at Boca West Country Club.”

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Ask an expert: About your condo, HOA rules By: Ronald E. D’Anna, Esq. Special to the Boca and Delray newspaper Q. I am a resident in a community governed by a condominium association. I recently attended the board of directors meeting at which the annual budget for next year was discussed, voted on and approved by the board.  For as many years as I can remember the unit owners were allowed to vote to waive reserve accounts. However, at this year’s budget meeting unit owners were not permitted to vote to waive reserves.  Many of the unit owners in attendance objected but were told by the board president that the decision to permit unit owners to vote to waiver reserves is a board decision, and that unit owners cannot overrule that decision. What rights do unit owners have force the board to permit them to vote to waive reserves? W. S., Boca Raton A. Establishing a condominium association annual budget in governed by the Florida Condominium- Chapter 718, Florida Statutes (the “Act”)- and  by the Florida Administrative Code (the “Adm. Code”), copies of which can be obtained by logging on to  Section 718.112(e) and (f) of the Act, and Chapter 61B-22 of the Adm. Code set out the requirements which the board of directors must follow when preparing the condominium association’s annual budget. As to the reserves portion of the proposed annual budget, reserve accounts for capital expenditures and deferred maintenance, to include at a minimum roof replacement, building painting,

pavement resurfacing, and any other item that has deferred maintenance expense of replacement cost that exceeds $10,000 must be established and funded in every annual budget. The amounts reserved for each account must be computed by using a formula based on the estimated useful life and estimated replacement cost of deferred maintenance expense of each reserve item. Unlike unit owner assessments paid to fund the annual budget (which can be spent as needed to pay for the association’s regular recurring annual expenses without limitation as to the specific estimated line item amount for each classification of annual expense estimated in the annual  budget), generally speaking funds collected for reserves must be segregated, earmarked specifically for the purposes indicated, and used to pay for those replacements, unless a majority of the unit owners at a duly called meeting for that purpose vote to permit  the use of such reserves funds for another purpose. Thus, under the Act and the Adm. Code, the association is required to fully fund reserves on an annual basis. However, the board of directors, pursuant to the proper exercise of business judgment, has the discretion to allow the unit owners to vote to either waive or partially fund reserves for any budget year. The annual reserve account funding may be waived or partially funded if a majority of the unit owners at a duly called meeting of the association vote to do so.    If a majority vote of the unit owners to waive or reduce reserves is not obtained, then the reserves must be fully funded for the year.  Therefore, the answer to your

Tips for selling your property By: Cheryl Adelman Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Beat out your competition, get the highest price, in the fastest time.A little elbow grease and minimal cash investment could pay off big. Potential buyers will scrutinize the condition of everything in and around your home. They will open cabinets, closets, and drawers, even the refrigerator. Get ready for the invasion. Purge your clothes, books, and tchotchkes! Trash, Recycle, Donate.  Clear clutter. This is top priority. Remove half of your things so your home feels bigger, especially excess furniture and

clothes. You may need a storage unit temporarily. Clear surfaces, remove personal effects, manage the garage and home office, trim or remove unruly plants. Organize. DIY or hire a professional. This will also prepare you for your own move.  Repair. Look around with the keen eye of a prospective buyer.  Caulk, grout, patch holes in the walls, etc. DIY or hire out. Replace broken windows and missing screens. Deep Clean; DIY or hire a service. Wash windows, vacuum, dust, clean baseboards, inside lights, refrigerator, oven, microwave, cabinets. Buff and shine the floors, steam clean carpets. Change the air filters. Polish chrome and clean mirrors.  Bathrooms; You may only need a new

question is unit owners cannot compel the board to permit unit owners to vote to waive or partially reserves. Please be mindful that waiving or partially funding reserves does not extinguish the need to replace roofs, resurface paving, or paint the buildings. Those components of the condominium property will age and ultimately require replacement.  Consequently, if there are no or limited reserve funds on hand at the time those replacements are needed, then the board will be required to raise the funds to pay for those replacements by imposing a special assessment, or obtaining a bank loan, the amount and payment terms of which may impose a much greater financial hardship on the unit owners than if the unit owners had been squirreling money into reserve accounts over a more extended time period. Although unit owners cannot compel the board to waive or partially fund reserves, they do have a voice when an association’s annual budget requires assessments which exceed 115 percent of the assessments for the prior fiscal year, the calculation of which excludes any authorized provision for reasonable reserves for repair or replacement of the condominium property, anticipated expenses which the board does not expect to be incurred on a regular or annual basis, or assessments for betterments to the condominium property. Under that scenario, the board shall conduct a unit owner meeting for the purpose of considering a substitute budget if the board receives, within 21 days after adoption of the annual budget, a written request for a special meeting signed by at least 10 percent of all voting interests. Such a meeting shall be

conducted within 60 days after the adoption of the annual budget, notice of which must be delivered or mailed to the unit owners at least 14 days in advance of the meeting. Unit owners may consider and adopt a substitute budget at the special meeting which will become effective if approved by a majority of all voting interests present in person or by proxy at the special meeting, unless the bylaws require a greater percentage of voting interests. If a quorum of the unit owners is not present in person or by proxy (usually defined in the documents to mean a majority of the unit owners) at the special meeting, or if the required majority vote is not secured, then the budget adopted by the board shall take effect as scheduled. Ronald E. D’Anna, Esq., is Partner of the Law Firm Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross. Visit or ask questions about your issues for future columns, send your inquiry to: question@gadclaw. com.  The information provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The publication of this article does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, or any of our attorneys. Readers should not act or refrain from acting based upon the information contained in this article without first contacting an attorney, if you have questions about any of the issues raised herein. The hiring of an attorney is a decision that should not be based solely on advertisements or this column.

bath mat, shower curtain and to set out fresh hand towels. Perhaps add touches of spa style items. But, check if you need to replace missing tiles, re-caulk moldy areas, repair rust spots and re-coat the tub with a new finish.

Repair the fence. Replace missing address numbers. Add color by planting flowers and applying new mulch. Update exterior lighting. Make sure concrete driveways are free of oil spots. Paint the front door. Finish with a new welcome mat.

Lighting; Classic staging teaches that each room needs 3 points of lighting (Ikea provides solutions on the cheap).

More ideas: - re-paint, with neutral colors; most cost effective if you can DIY - replace hardware on cabinets - try peel-and-stick wall tiles for a new backsplash - apply orange oil to wood cabinets to bring back their luster - warm the feel of the home with neutral accessories. - set out colorful flowers &/or bowls of fresh fruit. - open curtains and shades for the showing

Replace burned out lightbulbs and match the wattage within each fixture. If there is a chandelier you want to keep, remove it before you show the property so it does not become a negotiable item. Fragrances; Keep it smelling fresh. Clean and hide the litter box. Keep your dog outside and on a leash during showings. Clean dog smells from fabric. Lightly mist with an uplifting essential oil  like lemon, or eucalyptus. Or, bake cookies!  Curb appeal and yard:  Trim, mow, weed, prune. Repair downspouts and clean the gutters. Pressure wash the siding. Fix that broken window.

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Newly Renovated Apartment Homes The New Must Have Address Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM Saturday 10AM - 5:30PM & Sunday 11AM - 4PM Call Today 561-496-7700 Students Mohammad Ghani Banki, Delilah  Penate, Eagles Landing Middle students try out their Jaden Butera and Jack Newman try out the new PE equip- new fitness bikes courtesy of a donation from GL homes. Submitted photo. ment at Eagles Landing Middle. Submitted photo.

GL Homes donates $25,000 to Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton for PE Equipment Staff report When homebuilder GL Homes decided to build its Berkley project in west Boca Raton, they knew that Eagles Landings Middle School would be important for its residents because of the strong reputation of the school. They soon created a partnership with Principal Joe Peccia Jr. and the school.  “For every project that GL Homes develops, we embrace the local community with the goal of supporting our neighbors.  When Principal Peccia told us about their lack of PE equipment, we stepped up and made that happen. As part of our philanthropic focus, the employees of GL Homes enjoy giving back to local schools and making a significant difference,” said Marcie DePlaza, COO of GL Homes.  Let’s Get Physical Principal Peccia was thrilled to speak with GL Homes and had a great idea of how they could play a major role in their students’ lives. Physical education!  “If you went to the gym and had no equipment to work out on, then it would not be a great experience. While last year we had PE for the students, we didn’t have the equipment for them to truly experience physical education. We needed that equipment and GL Homes without hesitation made it happen with their incredible donation,” Principal Peccia said.

This $25,000 donation allows Eagles Landing Middle School to offer an intense PE training program for its students. The donation included state-of-the-art: • Fitness bikes • Weights • Conditioning ropes • Fitness bars • Yoga mats • Sound system “To see the transformation of our PE classes has been so wonderful. The students are really enjoying themselves and learning an exercise regime that will benefit them for their whole lives.  We are so thankful to GL Homes for making this happen,” Peccia said. The training equipment is in place in their gym and their PE teachers have created an intricate circuit training program for the classes.  Thanks to the new sound system, the students can work out while listening to their favorite current jams. They’ve created a five-minute rotation program that allows students to participate in each designed PE activity from fitness bikes to weights to ropes.  “It was very satisfying to see the kids participating in such a dynamic PE program with the equipment we donated. This will set them on a course for a healthy lifestyle now and into adulthood,” said Sarah Alsofrom, Director of Community Relations for GL Homes.

Joe Peccia, Eagles Landing Principal, Nicole Muscarella, VP and Project Manager for GL Homes, Sarah Alsofrom, Director of Community Relations for GL Homes and Marcie DePlaza, COO for GL Homes. Submitted photo.



What’s up in the real estate market… Lang Realty names new business development director Lang Realty recently named Elizabeth Lewis, Business Development Director, to further build and develop the strongest and most successful agents in the market. “Lang Realty is the No. 1 listings brokerage in the area, and I will be working with the agents to integrate their marketing and technology to help them aggregate their own leads from that inventory while continually building it,” Lewis said. Lewis specializes in digital marketing including social media, demographically targeted advertising and geo-located mobile ads to help drive traffic to agent lead capture systems.  “I empower agents to use the tools they have to help them build a stronger, more profitable business,” she said.“I hope to inspire both current industry leaders, as well as the next generation, to break through barriers and be the disruptors that take our industry to a whole new level.” For more information, contact Elizabeth Lewis at 561-512-4682 or E.Lewis@ Mizner Country Club hires new kitchen staff Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach has some new cooks in the kitchen. Chef Sean Mc-

Mizner Country Club has Donald has been hired Chef Sean McDonald as executive chef. Sub- hired as executive mitted photo. chef and chef Or-

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McDonald brings more than 15 years of experience in premier restaurants and hotels. Born and raised in London, he began his culinary journey on the cooking line at the Hampshire Hotel’s Celebrities restaurant.He earned his culinary degree from Waltham Forest College in London, England and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Michelin and Mobile stars. He has served as the executive chef of Hilton Hotels and the Ritz Carlton. He

enhanced his skills while working for Chef Fabio Trabocchi at the Ritz-Carlton in Virginia at the Restaurant “Maestro” which achieved the Five Star Five Diamond status. Most recently, he spent the last year in Tulsa, OK working at The Summit Club, which is a premier dining club.   McLendon is a graduate of the Florida Culinary Institute. McLendon started his culinary career at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, a Five Star  Five Diamond property as Assistant Garde Manager Chef, soon rising to the position of Restaurant Chef of Ritz-Carlton’s Four-Star Restaurant.   Chef Orlin spent nearly 10 years developing his craft with the Ritz at some of their other premier properties  including  Naples and the opening of the beautiful Jupiter Hotel.   In late 2004, McLendon joined Café L’Europe Restaurant Palm Beach as their Executive Chef earning a “Fine Dining Hall of Fame” recipient and a 2005 inductee to the prestigious “Ivy Award” society. In 2007, McLendon created a company called “In Home Dining” where people could enjoy phenomenal food and wine in the comforts of their own home with friends and family. While building his clientele, he was honored to serve many high-profile celebrities and government officials, as well as golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, Jackie Jackson of The Jackson Five and Boy George of Culture Club. For another five years, he worked exclusively for Céline Dion and her family as their private executive chef traveling the world creating intimate parties for her family and many friends. His passion for community and family brought him back to West Palm in 2016, where he enjoys time with his daughter and serving his community  through  his church and youth activities.  Cushman & Wakefield brings 850 Boca to market Cushman & Country Club has Wakefield has Mizner hired Chef Orlin McLendo been named the as chef de cuisine. Submitexclusive advisor ted photo. for 850 Boca, a 370-unit community. The South Florida Multifamily team of Robert Given, Zachary Sackley, Troy Ballard and Neal Victor were selected to market the property by the partnership

of CC Residential and The Praedium Group. The property will go to market unpriced. 850 Boca was completed earlier this year and features a mix of five-story elevator mid-rise buildings and two-story garage townhome units. The community offers 23 distinct floor plans ranging from one-bedroom residences to spacious three-bedroom townhomes with direct-access garages. 850 Boca comprises 336 homes that average 1,093-square-feet with average market rents of $2,171 ($1.99 per square foot) and 34 three-bedroom townhomes with two-car garages that average 1,736-square-feet with average market rents of $3,857 ($2.22 per square foot). 850 Boca is currently 69 percent leased and 62 percent occupied and is expected to stabilize by January 2018. 850 Boca finishes include quartz countertops, soft-closing 42-inch cabinets, stainless steel appliances, under-mount lighting, backsplashes, wood plank flooring, keyless entry and nine-foot ceilings. Community amenities include an 11,000-square-foot, two-story clubhouse; 24-hour fitness center; beach-entry pool;

outdoor cabanas; a lounge; grill stations; and a pet spa and dog park. It is located within The Park at Broken Sound. “It is extremely rare for a large core multifamily asset to become available in Boca Raton,” said Given. “There hasn’t been a property like 850 Boca on the market in this city for 10 years and it may be another decade before we see a comparable listing.” Added Sackley, “850 Boca’s ideal infill location within Boca Raton’s Park at Broken Sound will ensure strong future performance. The property boasts iconic, contemporary architecture, excellent accessibility and strong schools. This, coupled with expansive apartment homes and gorgeous interior design, makes 850 Boca a landmark investment opportunity.”



New Delray luxury apartments almost complete Staff report Construction on The Atlantic Delray is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

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finishes, including designer style kitchens and baths, upgraded cabinetry, moldings and lighting. They feature tile flooring throughout the living areas, granite countertops, energy efficient appliances, programmable thermostats and energy

and guests through a “Central Park” that

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The Keyes Company’s Nash Group selected to sell H. Wayne Huizenga Jr. lakefront estate Staff report Want to live in the estate that H. Wayne & Fonda Huizenga Jr. called home? If you have $6.75 million the West Delray Beach lakefront estate home in Stone Creek Ranch can be yours. Bill Nash of the Keyes Company’s Nash Group has announced the listing of the 2007-custom-built home. Located at 16191 Quiet Vista Circle, the estate sits on five landscaped acres of land – the largest lakefront lot in Stone Creek Ranch - and measures in at 11,000-square-feet under air. The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom residence features an in-ground pool. The interior of the home has recently been completely updated by Tim Ellis, and the

elegant master suite was redesigned by luxury designer Annie Santulli, founder of Santulli designs. Stone Creek Ranch is one of Palm Beach’s most exclusive communities with 37 estates. “Billy Nash and his Nash Group are perfectly suited to market this one-of-a-kind home on behalf of the Huizenga family,” said Keyes President and CEO Mike

Pappas. “The power of the Keyes brand and infrastructure, combined with the creativity of the Nash Group, result in world-class global offerings of luxury real estate.” Huizenga Jr. is the CEO of Rybovich Marina and president of investment company Huizenga Holdings, Inc. He is the son of businessman H. Wayne Huizenga, the former owner of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and Miami Marlins.

“We are honored to serve as the exclusive listing agent for this truly stunning home,” said Nash, who has spent nearly 25 years working with and advising ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families. “It is perfect for everything from hosting large private events to simply enjoying the South Florida lifestyle with family and friends. Our team will be generating interest in the property both locally and around the world”




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$449,000 – Enjoy resort style Intracoastal in-town living in this beautifully renovated 2b/2b condo situated in the heart of Boca Raton adjacent to the prestigious Boca Resort & Beach Club in the gated community of Mizner Court Residences. The Sutton Team, Dan & Beverly Sutton Realtors® 561-271-6429



Fairways at Boca Golf and Tennis Club, The Estuary, Delray Beach $1,099,000 – Located one mile from the Beach and Boca Raton $249,900 – NO mandatory membership in this golf club! This 1st floor, corner 3b/2b Fairways condo boasts lots of sunlight, a screened patio overlooking golf and lake vistas and a 1 car garage. Kitchen offers crisp white cabinetry and granite counters. Located in Boca’s A rated school system and minutes to excellent shopping and restaurants in Boca and Delray. The Sutton Team, Dan & Beverly Sutton Realtors® 561-271-6429



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Atlantic Avenue staple The Office adds new, tasty items By: Shaina Wizov Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers What used to be most well known for its long list of burgers and fries is now branching out to new territory with a more varied menu of foodie-approved fare. One of Downtown Delray’s most beloved gastropubs, The Office, revamped its menu this past summer, but it kept true to its whimsical style — calling appetizers “Office Supplies” and entrees “Board Room.” Each of the salads can be topped with a variety of “Assistants” a.k.a shrimp, chicken, salmon or skirt steak; and the “Weekly Agenda” includes $10 Burger & Beer Night every Monday, $5 Tito’s drinks every Tuesday, daily Happy Hour from 3-7pm and 10pm to close, and Bottomless Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Once you’ve settled into your desk, you’ll want to some of your co-workers who will quickly become your favorites.

• Fresh, local burrata topped with a dollop of pesto and served with heirloom tomatoes, pickled onions, baby arugula, and a generous drizzling of aged balsamic.

Simple ingredients, big flavor, perfect for sharing.

• Perfectly chargrilled Spanish octopus with two unique and delicious spreads — truffled English pea puree and black garlic créme. Rounding out the dish are tender baby carrots and roasted fingerling potatoes. Be warned: it’s a generous portion, so again, perfect for sharing.

• Brussels sprouts. This employee may be seated with the side dishes, but it’s just as hardworking as everyone else! These crispy little sprouts are drenched in a sweet and spicy chili sauce, and — of course — bacon. Don’t overlook it!

Restaurant Roundup open kitchen allows customers to satisfy their curiosity and find out what’s cooking. For more information, visit or follow on Instagram at @SardiniaRistorante.

South Beach’s Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante has a new Delray Beach location.

Co-owners Antonio Gallo and Pietro Vardeu have recreated the ambiance and cuisine of the Italian island that serves as the restaurant’s namesake at the South Delray Shopping Center. Casual yet elegant, the wood-burning oven imparts a smoky impudence to grilled or baked meat and fish. And the

Now it’s time to meet the Big Shots. The list of entrees at The Office has really evolved. There is a lot of variety, including both meat and seafood dishes that will appeal to many. While there are still plenty of burgers and sandwiches to enjoy, you’ll also see things like roasted half chicken with baby vegetables, fingerling potatoes, prosciutto, smoked tomatoes and fennel brodo; or cider and thyme salmon with sweet potato and apple hash, baby kale, pepitas and an apple cider gastrique. This salmon dish is the epitome of fall. Everything about it will remind you of leaves changing color and sweater weather, and the crispy skin on that fish will make you swoon.

Every working day must end with a drink, right? At The Office, you’ll never get bored with your options. With creative craft cocktails and plenty of beer and wine to choose from, there’s something for everyone. The Office pays homage to the section of Downtown Delray in which it resides

with a cocktail dubbed “Pineapple Grove.” The drink is made with rum, muddled berries, pineapple juice, pomegranate liqueur and sweet gomme and is served in a big bronze pineapple that is so cool you’ll want to steal it, until you realize how heavy it is… That would not go well being carried around for the rest of your night out. For those who enjoy a good glass of bubbly, try the Champagne Mojito Martini made with Cruzan aged rum, elderflower liqueur, sweet gomme, lime, mint and Veuve brut. It’s extremely light and refreshing, with the perfect amount of sweetness. The dry champagne and sweet elderflower balance each other out, making for a great flavor combination.

It’s safe to say this is one office you’ll definitely want to go into every day. Grab a seat at the bar and you’ve got one of the best seats in town for people watching! The Office is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am-midnight. Friday from 11:30am-2am, Saturday from 11am-2am and Sunday from 11am-midnight. The Office is located at 201 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

our MVPs wished we had another location further west,” said Duffy’s Sports Grill President, Jason Emmett. “When we learned of the opportunity in the Mission Bay Plaza we knew it would be a perfect location for us. The West Boca area has always been a market we’ve wanted to have a presence in, and we look forward to welcoming our new neighbors, as well as our existing MVP’s, to dine in our newest location.” The 9,000-square-foot restaurant will offer extensive indoor and outdoor seating for up to 324 patrons, including a large lakefront patio. 90 high definition 65inch 4K flat screen TV’s will broadcast all satellite sports action.

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The restaurant, which has been in Miami since 2006 features an “authentic Italian fare.”

• The Colossal Pretzel… This one wins Employee of the Year for its genius accompaniments: honey bacon butter and beer mustard. Need I say more?

Duffy’s Sports Grill opens new West Boca location Duffy’s Sports Grill is now open at Mission Bay Plaza. The opening of this location marks the 35th location of the family-owned sports-themed restaurant. “Since our first Boca location opened in 2002, we have heard countless times that

Caffe Luna Rosa starts Thirsty Thursdays Quench your thirst with Thirsty Thursdays at Caffe Luna Rosa. With your purchase of an entree at breakfast or lunch on Thursday, you can enjoy bottomless bellinis and mimosas for $15 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. “This is a great value for anyone who enjoys these two drinks,” says Caffe Luna Rosa partner Bonnie Beer.

Caffe Luna Rosa’s Rosie Nocera with bottomless Mimosa and Bellini cocktails now available on Thirsty Thursdays at Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach. (Photo Credit: Rich Pollack)

Created by the restaurant’s bar manager and server Sean Nathan, Thirsty Thursday is one more way for Caffe Luna Rosa to reach out to both familiar and new customers. Nathan’s second new menu addition is the Frosé, a frozen handcrafted cocktail combining Rosé Wine, Fragoli, an Italian wild strawberry liqueur, and a few secret ingredients.



Local’s race, jog and power walk to raise money for AVDA By: David DiPino Contributing Writer On a recent Sunday morning as the sun rose over a sleepy Boca Raton and Delray Beach, hundreds of joggers and power-walked across a road course at the 8th Annual Race for Hope to support AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse at Florida Atlantic University. Ara Toroyan has been a Boca Raton resident for 17 years and each year he looks forward to running the AVDA Race in an effort to support two men and their families affected by violence. “I’ve been running in this event to support AVDA and local victims of domestic abuse for the past 15 years,” said Toroyan. Toroyan, is a certified public accountant (CPA)

Miller Physical Therapy of Delray Beach supported the Annual AVDA Race for Hope for the 12th straight year. Photo by: David DiPinoPhoto by: David DiPino.

and the Director of Financial Planning & Procurement at NCCI Holdings Inc. in Boca Raton.

Scott Miller and Beth Miller were one of the many sponsors who supported AVDA at the event and also raced in the USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 5K and 10K races. The Miller’s own Miller Physical Therapy in Delray Beach. Miller Physical Therapy, an AVDA sponsor for the 12th straight year, was one of numerous local sponsors who’s support helps benefit AVDA’s 24/7 hotline, an emergency shelter, Caso Vegso Transitional Housing facility, as well as outreach, educational and prevention programs offered by AVDA in Palm Beach County. The Miller’s set-up a tent at the event packed with giveaways and information on Miller Physical Therapy’s programs to help local residents with physical therapy and

Delray Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Goldstein, (left) ran in the 18th Annual AVDA Race for Hope and afterward showed his support for aid to the victims of domestic abuse with City of Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein. Photo by: David DiPino.

Ara Toroyan, a CPA from Boca Raton, runs for AVDA to raise money to aid victims of domestic abuse during the 18th Annual AVDA Race for Hope held at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. Photo by: David DiPino.

a path back to quality of life. Abby Ross ran the AVDA race again after finding out about the event years ago while working for a dedicated congresswoman. Ross is the legislative aide for State Representative Lori Berman, District 90, which encompasses mostly Boynton Beach. “I found out about the race while working for Representative Lori Berman. Representative Berman used to have an office in Delray Beach where the AVDA race was held in the past. This is my third year running in the race. I found out about the race through local happenings. It’s kind of serendipity,” said Ross. Cary Glickstein, Mayor of Delray Beach attended the event to support AVDA and Jef-

Beth Miller of Delray Beach is all smiles as she crosses the finish line at the 18th Annual AVDA Race for Hope. Miller, and her husband Scott, own Miller Physical Therapy and have sponsored the event for the past 12 years to raise money for AVDA to aid victims of domestic abuse. Photo by: David DiPino.

frey Goldman, Delray Beach Police Chief ran in the race as well as gave his support for victims of domestic abuse. The AVDA support at the race poured in from people of all ages. Dan Fuoco, a retired resident of Boca Raton, bicycled to the race to support AVDA by entering and then used it train for an upcoming marathon he plans to run early next year in 2018. Even teenagers ran to support AVDA. “I ran to support AVDA,” said De’Shaun Brown, 13, of West Palm Beach. I’ve been running since 2013 and today I finished my race in 29 minutes and change.” For more information about AVDA call 561265-3797 or visit



Communicating through technology By: Ali Kaufman Founder & CEO, Space of Mind Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers It’s still early in the school year and students who forged new friendships are also about at the point where comfort levels can become confusing. New friendships often form faster with technology’s help, leaving some children and teens to call a new friend their ‘best friend’ more quickly than a typical best friendship would develop. This chasm creates a false sense of security, can contribute to ‘jokes’ not landing as jokes and is confusing when there is a presumption of intimacy on a very public stage. It’s still hard for adults in general to relate to all the different levels of confusion a kid feels in the digital age.

the same time and got a good laugh when we realized soon enough that a fourth method of communication was involved when I actually passed him a note over the partition of our desks.

I remember when I first crossed over: I was working in the corporate technology world, sharing an office with my co-worker. At the same time as he and I were on a group conference call together, we were on mute talking with each other out loud, yet also instant messaging one another silently about what we didn’t want overhead. We had the epiphany at

Communications were fleeting when we were kids. Foot-in-Mouth Disease wasn’t a fatal condition because less was in writing, more social expressions were factored in and trust was built over time and not technology. Today, a student’s misplaced joke to a presumed friend can result in devastating social and emotional pain. Because kids also have less

This was in 2001, before cell phones were smartphones, when the scrolling news bar at the bottom of the screen was new and not yet the norm. Texting was cutting edge and not at all mainstream. Before that, as kids our biggest social communication worry was that someone would pass a S.L.A.M. Book around the high school hallways or a teacher confiscated a handwritten (and micro-folded) note from a friend.

face-to-face time (which isn’t the same as FaceTime calling), they are not learning to read their audience. Social cues are imperative to understanding, but as eye contact withers away and punctuation is ignored in our shortened messages, we are now decoding one another through emojis and assumptions. For us adults, who are known as digital migrants, having adjusted to a life infused with technology as we leave behind our unplugged past, we developed an ability to read faces and inferences growing up. For kids today, known as digital natives for being born into a wired world, relationships escalate quickly, often built upon a house of cards designed that is no match for the building blocks of real world experiences that childhood used to provide. As we watch our leaders trade tweeted insults and name-call their way through the world, our kids are watching, too. Educators and parents must be ready to help them resolve the conflicts that may occur

with their tweets, texts, snapchats, messages and posts. We are the ones inspiring them to seek truth in the world, portray themselves honestly and without regard for what their life ‘looks like’ and to, most importantly, treat others with kindness, patience and the understanding that trust builds relationships over time. Learning to resolve communication conflicts is part of life today; teaching those skills should be a vital part of every classroom and living room. Of course, it requires us to put our phones down.

Ways to boost your child’s self-esteem

you proud. For example, if your child gets a tricky math problem right, you can say something like, “I like how you used creative thinking to solve that difficult problem” instead of, “you’re the smartest child that ever lived!”

By: Trevor McDonald Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Self-esteem and a sense of self-worth are two of the greatest gifts you can give your child. Too often, we as parents unknowingly pass down bad habits and negative selftalk to our children. In fact, it’s so easy for them to pick up our poor self-esteem that it’s wise to make a conscious effort to build theirs. Poor self-esteem can cause more than just bad feelings. Studies have shown that low self-esteem can lead to substance

abuse or alcoholism. So, this is an important quality to instill upon your child. Here are a few things you can do to boost your child’s self-esteem: 1. Assign and stick to a chore schedule -- When you give children chores, it increases their feelings of accomplishment and competency. Just be sure the chores are age appropriate, so your child has no problem mastering them. 2. Give your child choices – There

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are times when it’s easier or safer to choose for your child, but try to give him or her as many choices as you can. When children are allowed to choose for themselves, they feel empowered and can develop good decision-making skills. 3. Spend a lot of one-on-one time – If you have multiple children, it can be hard to set alone time with them, but it is important for your child’s growth. Spending one-on-one time can help foster your child’s sense of individuality and strengthen your personal relationship. If possible, try to schedule some alone time with each of your children once a week. 4. Avoid over-praising – We all think the world of our children, so praise tends to come easy. Just be careful about the type of praise you give your child. Instead of gushing with over-the-top praise, be specific about what makes

5. Look at struggles as opportunities – When your child fails at something, as we all eventually do, try to see it as a learning opportunity. Teach them that failure is a part of life and that everyone fails at one point or another. This is also a good time to talk about “failing forward” and how we can use failure to learn and get us closer to other successes in our lives. 6. Let your child do for his or herself – If your child is capable of doing something herself, let her. Every time you step in and do something that she could be doing, you’re sending the message that you do it better. Maybe you do, she’s just learning, but the only way she’s going to get better and feel good about her abilities is to do things for herself. We all want to be parents of strong and independent children, and we can be those parents. We just have to take a step back and let them do, learn and grow for themselves.


Palm Beach County school update District of Palm Beach County among 10 organizations nationally honored for helping employees get healthier Staff report Palm Beach County School District employees and their family members lost more than 11,500 pounds over a year long period. The district was recognized recently by UnitedHealthcare for implementing a successful workplace wellness program to improve the health and well-being of its employees. The District is one of 10 organizations across the United States awarded with a UnitedHealthcare “Well Deserved” award for its year-long wellness program that produced a culture of wellness in the workplace. “I’m proud to accept this award for our benefits and wellness program Dear Jack, My very generous, widowed Sister-in Law invites my husband (her younger Brother) and me to numerous theatre shows, dinners, etc. every week she is in Florida from New Jersey where her three daughters and their families live year around. She also “gives” all of us the tax-free gift limit every year which started for her brother and me when we moved to Florida but not before. The 3 of us will be having a great time then boom, she will blurt-out a snide comment that is obviously directed to only me. I’ve never seen her do this to anyone else. Once she actually made a very hurtful comment about my Grandmother’s living conditions. This usually happens in such a passive-aggressive way that I’m caught completely off guard. I did react very strongly when she behaved that way at their cousin’s club luncheon once and VERY STRONGLY another time when my husband failed to support me when she was very hurtful. He just makes excuses for her and tells me to “deal with it.” There is also a not so subtle innuendo that because I’m not Jewish I’m less intelligent, capable and not on the same wavelength. I have just about lost all respect for him, don’t want to associate with her and want to run from them and surround myself with supportive and accepting people. HELP? Your sister-in-law is a bully. Your

and the resulting cost savings we have been able to achieve,” said Dianne Howard, director of risk and benefits management for the School District of Palm Beach County. “I attribute our success to our employees who have embraced our culture of wellness, as well as all that have partnered and supported us in our efforts.” To earn the award, the district provided tools and resources to promote healthy behavioral change, hosted more than 220 ‘Wellness Champions,’ to actively promote well-being and help employees get engaged in specific activities and challenges and reduced premiums for employees and their spouses who complete a biometric screening and an online health survey, as well as achieve biometric targets. They also used virtual weight loss program Real Appeal, which engaged more than 2,500

Then Jack Happened brother sounds happy to sacrifice you to placate her. Start diplomatically to buy respite. Ask your husband if he and his sister want to spend time together without you, giving you, he, and her an out from these toxic situations. This isn’t resolution, and she’ll probably act offended, only relief. You have to take away sister’s power. Talking to her directly is a non-starter because it’s immaterial why she treats you so shoddily, only that she does. A one-on-one discussion gives her another opportunity to crank the screws a bit and, regardless, she is highly unlikely to start treating you better until hubby stops approving it. So, how to get him to do what he is supposed to do and stand up for you? Sweet-me thinks: maybe he’s supportive of widower sister because she’s having a rough patch. Only this ain’t no patch so you have to change the equation. The first thing you mention about your sisterin-law is her generosity, followed by a list of awful character flaws. She’s either a bad, manipulative person or a generous, thoughtful person, not

employees and families to show the weight lose and have tobacco-free campuses and a comprehensive tobacco-free policy. Apply for federal aid for college College application season is here, and so is the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. For millions of high school students across the country, completion of the FAFSA form is the first step toward securing federal financial aid for college. “It’s very important to submit (FAFSA) forms as soon as possible, because some need-based aid is on a first-come, first-served basis,” said Eunice Vivar, the District’s High School Counseling Program Planner. “Once they run out of money, it’s gone.” The FAFSA form provides students with access to the largest source of financial aid to help them pay for college or career school. In addition, many states and colleges use FAFSA data to determine students’ eligibility for state and school aid. both. Given the bullying, the gifts appear to be another mechanism to gain power and control over you and your husband appears ok with this. I could be wrong about him, folks are complicated (I guess) but the onus is on him to give a reasonable explanation for his poor behavior. That hasn’t happened, so you should tell him that you aren’t accepting any gifts or nights on the town because they make you uncomfortable given her treatment of you. If he reacts poorly, that’s a good indicator of why he isn’t sticking up for you. If he is reasonable about respecting your wishes then, in a way, you have a more complicated issue because: why the hell is he treating you poorly? If nothing changes, whether or not he gives up the gifts, you need to sit down and have a more meaningful conversation about your relationship and get an actual, non-dismissive, explanation for his actions. You should be surrounded with people that support and respect you. You act like that is a strange feeling. Your spouse should be one of those people. Luckily, you can just blow off your sister-in-law. Unluckily, if husband doesn’t change you might have a bigger decision to make. Some Hamilton tickets? Lobster carpaccio? A little pocket money from Uncle Jack? Del Ray, there is always strings...keep it coming by sending your questions to




Election season starts in Delray Beach By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Residents are beginning to drop their names in the bucket for a chance to sit on the Delray Beach City Commission. One familiar face, Mayor Cary Glickstein, will not seek another term in office. During the last commission meeting of October, he announced he will be stepping down in March. “With the election coming in March, I will not be a candidate and want you to know that whoever takes my place, I’ll be rooting for you,” he said. Election day will be held on March 13. Four seats are up for grabs. So far, two sitting commissioners have filed to take on the top job of mayor. Commissioner Shelly Petrolia filed first to take on the role of mayor, Seat 5. She is being challenged by Commissioner Jim Chard, who was elected in March. Both of their current seats will be on the ballot. Commissioner Petrolia’s seat, No. 1, is up for grabs. So far, former Commissioner Adam Frankel is looking to make a comeback to local politics and has filed for the spot. As of press time, no one has filed for Chard’s seat, No. 2. Commissioner Mitch Katz has filed to retain

his spot Seat 3. He will be challenged by Ryan Boylston, former DDA chair and current education board member. Boylston was appointed to the education board by Commissioner Katz. Commissioners approved moving the official qualifying period up so the Supervisor of Elections can get ballots overseas to active military members and voters in time. Candidates can begin petitioning for signatures on Nov. 1. Qualifying will run from Dec. 1-20. We will cover the election with candidate questionnaires after qualifying. Here is Mayor Glickstein’s speech:

“When I decided to run for mayor back in 2012, I had specific issues I wanted to address. I think far too many people run for office for the wrong reasons. I’d like to think my reasons were worth fighting for. When I first ran, you told me our land development rules no longer advanced what we wanted our downtown to be. We changed that. They are not perfect yet, but they are much, much better than before. And I am proud we have stood strong to protect established neighborhoods and our historic districts. And when I first ran, you told me you wanted the commission to focus on Sober Homes. I did. I went to Washington and Tallahassee and got lawmakers to help us address the problem

more directly, allowing us to create effective regulations to better protect everyone in our city. Today, we are seeing those efforts pay off, and while the opioid crisis is a national issue, we are leading the way and making a difference. Now you may remember back then, we were saddled with an illegal, multi-million dollar no-bid garbage contract – a bad deal for the taxpayers – so we took them on, went to court, and got residents a better deal, and made it clear business as usual in Delray was over. I’m proud of that. It’s no secret the CRA issue has been divisive – it’s true – and it’s been tough. But with the kind of money the CRA controls, I think it is vital that there be far more transparency, accountability and responsiveness to the taxpayers. I think you do, too – and that’s what we did. At the same time, by leveraging our successful downtown we brought more focus on investment to West Atlantic Avenue and other parts of the city that needed attention. It was the right thing to do, and we need to keep doing it. Today, city hall stands more effective and prepared to deliver on its purpose and promises, and as a city we are more desirable than ever as a place to live, work and play. Now, as a 3-time All-America City we see the dividends from a shared commitment to making our city saf-

er, our infrastructure stronger, our amenities more resilient, and our children’s future brighter. We all can be proud of this. We have three new faces up here that were not here when I first took office, and that’s a good thing. There may be 3 more new faces up here in March. I am excited to think there are folks out there in our neighborhoods – maybe watching tonight – that are thinking about how they can contribute with new energy and diverse perspectives. As an entrepreneur and mayor, I believe in the immense power of fresh ideas and fresh leadership. It’s what our city needed before, as it will be again. And now that I have almost completed the two terms the people elected me to serve, it will be time for a new mayor. With the election coming in March, I will not be a candidate and want you to know that whoever takes my place, I’ll be rooting for you. And before we move on with our meeting, I want all citizens and city employees to know it has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as mayor of this town, working side-by-side with you - so many interesting and talented people - old friends and new, to continue the progress of our amazing village by the sea. It hasn’t always been easy. Sometimes, it’s been damn hard. But we got things done, and I think we made Delray a better place along the way. Thank you.”

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Letter from our publisher This letter is to inform you, the reader, that I will be stepping down from my role as Publisher of the Delray Newspaper effective October 22nd, 2017. Five years ago, when I co-founded the Delray Newspaper it was because I felt our city needed a voice. I still very much believe that today, and our local newspaper will move forward without me. I have chosen to seek office in an effort to represent our community as commissioner in 2018. Dear Friends, Last week, I made my final decision to run for Delray Beach City Commission in the upcoming March, 2018 election. When I think about why I moved to Delray Beach 13 years ago, and why I live here today, I reflect on the things I once thought were important—and what I find truly important now. My wife and I chose Delray Beach because of the physical assets. We liked the proximity to the beach (as Floridians naturally do), we liked the downtown area, and we liked what was on the horizon (easily identifiable in the city’s Master Plan). But, when I consider why we stayed and why we will raise our three  children here—none of those things come to mind. Instead, people start popping up in my head. Not things. Not places. People.  Delray is transforming. I don’t mean physically, although thats happening too. We’re still a small city with a great beach

and a happening downtown—same as it was when I moved here at age 22. Where I really see the change is in the culture. Some will say its always been here. Others insist it’s a resurgence of what Delray was before my time. All I know is that every day, I meet new and amazing people doing new and amazing things within our community. Fresh ideas, new businesses and neighborhood related causes are around every corner. I’ve met 8-year olds that started citywide movements (Meatless Mondays), I saw a local entrepreneur reinvent what education looks like,  and I’ve watched a one-person delivery service become an empire. Our city is truly a miniature version of the real world— with a diverse landscape in every major category. This is why I live in Delray. This is why my children will be raised in Delray. This is why I will continue to launch and grow businesses in Delray. Not  because of the beaches or the downtown nightlife—because of the people.

The good news? The hard part is done. We ARE the community that others strive to be. Is Delray perfect? No. But we are working together towards a better Delray… every day. The disconnect is our leadership, and it has been for a few years. Typically within an organization, whether a city or a business, leadership sets the culture. In our case, the culture was established. We don’t need a commission  telling us what they think we should be. We need a commission that is willing to listen, think and act (in that order). A commission that will listen to the community, the properly appointed community boards and the citystaffed professionals—then make the best choices for our city in order to achieve it’s defined goals. Within the last few years, our commission has forgotten to aspire. Something WE, the people of Delray Beach, do daily. We wake up and aspire to be better husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, friends,  teachers… and the list goes on. What we need is leadership that is truly reflective of that culture—and is ready to empower people and bring great ideas to life. It’s amazing how much we’ll accomplish by  simply respecting and collaborating with one another.

We need the coalition of the willing to be ever growing.

Jane Jacobs wrote, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” 

Higher education.

We think often about what my city has taught me (us) if we take the time to reflect.

Kind of a nice sentiment right?

It’s both exciting and scary.

I mean who can disagree?

We’re cool with change.

But maybe..,just maybe…a part of you is wondering if that’s just pie in the sky idealistic hooey.

We find technology interesting and we love to learn about new things and new ways of thinking. 

And I suppose it may be. But…

But we also feel it’s imperative that we hold onto some foundations, cling to bedrock values and think about what we want to see last.

Ideals are important. Values too. It’s vital that we try and it’s imperative that we strive.  We keep hearing how we live in an age of disruption where everything we know is being challenged. 

The Presidency.

Traditions are important. So are roots and history.

Where we work.

But they shouldn’t shackle us or prevent us from going to new places in our minds and communities. Values and traditions should inform us and the things that work should endure. 

How we get around.

Inclusiveness is one of those things.

How we shop.

So Jane Jacobs was right.

Name the sector or the subject and it’s being rethought.

The table —so to speak—should make room for all who wish to sit there and participate. And efforts should be made to involve as many people as possible.

How we work.


Commission. Over the coming months, as we make our way to the March election, I will share with you my story. You’ll learn about my experience, my passion and my ideas for our city. You have made our city an amazing place to live—and you deserve leadership that will work every day to make Delray Beach even better. Thank you and I look forward to your support.

This is why I have chosen to run for City

Here’s what we think… Cars.


We work best when we include, when we seek to unite, understand and engage. We fail and we hurt others when we exclude, divide, label and ignore. 

humorous way that doesn’t change any one’s mind but does change how they see each other. They laugh. They bond. They leave with their humanity not only intact but enhanced. To quote The Beach Boys: “Wouldn’t it be nice.”

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Inclusiveness promotes respect and encourages participation and dialogue.

A top down “father knows best” style of governing is a dead end.

Inclusiveness is noisy, cumbersome, time consuming and not as efficient as top down decision making but it’s worth it.


Jeff Perlman, Editor-in-Chief and

And it creates human connections. And we need that more now than maybe ever.


The comedian Sara Silverman has a new show on Hulu in which she seeks to spend time with people who don’t see life as she does.

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We caught a sample episode online in which the Jewish liberal from New England visits a family of Trump voters in Louisiana. 

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They talk about hot button topics including gay marriage and immigration in a

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